The active participation of the parents and family members of our students helps to ensure that CalArts remains vibrant and strong. Whether your student is just beginning their journey at the Institute, or graduated years ago, we’re happy to have you as part of our community of artists.

We’re here to help

As the family member of a student, the Office of Alumnx & Family Engagement is your conduit to CalArts. Our team is here to ensure that you have the information that you need to help your student succeed and to better understand how you can support their experience at the Institute.


Connect with us and with other CalArts Families

  • Join our exclusive Parents & Families Facebook Group to share information and learn from other families
  • Join the CalArts’ community on CalArts Connect, a unique platform for CalArtians to share memories, photos, opportunities, guidance, connections, and so much more
  • Sign up for The Network, our bi-weekly newsletter for alumnx and families
  • Check out The Pool, a twice-yearly publication for the CalArts community
  • View 24700, for daily updates on Institute and alumnx-related news
  • We also invite you to follow Alumnx & Family Engagement on Instagram and Twitter
  • Listen to Advancement's "Beyond the Blue Wall," part of 24700: The CalArts Podcast
  • Read our bi-weekly Insights for Parents & Families newsletter 

Contact Us

Office of Alumnx & Family Engagement
24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355
661-222-2742 | families@calarts.edu

Karolyn Heimes
Associate Director of Alumnx & Family Engagement

Henderson Blumer
Manager of Engagement, Events & Volunteers

 


Useful information

We’ve curated some resources below that we hope you will find helpful. Let us know if you have questions that you don't find answers to.