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ASB Participant Application

The ASB Participant Applications Will open Spring 2019


The Alternative Spring Break: NYC Performing Arts (ASB) program aims to provide undergraduate students in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Barnard College and General Studies with exposure to dance, theatre, visual arts, music and community in NYC. This year the theme is "The Arts and Community".  The ASB: is an interactive and immersive program during Spring Break.  Throughout the week students will explore the arts in a variety of ways including connecting with arts based community organizations and leaders, participating in workshops, attending various performances, and exploring the intersections of art and community.


Spring Break 2019: Sunday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 21*
There will be one mandatory orientation for accepted students taking place prior to March 18, date and time TBD.

*Dates and times for activities and events are still being solidified.  ALL Participants are expected to participate in all ASB activities in their entirety; this is an immersive program and participants should NOT participate in other meetings/events/plans during this period.


Venues throughout New York.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students are able to stay in University Housing during the break.


ASB is open to any undergraduate students in CC, SEAS, BC and GS. This program is ideal for those with a passion for the arts, social change and community, we encourage students of all interests to apply for the program. No experience or background in the arts is required or necessary.   
*Space is limited to 10-15 participants


Students will be asked to contribute $100 for the program.  If providing the student contribution proves difficult, financial aid may be available.  This contribution does not cover the cost of meals or transportation to and from the program off campus activities. 


Details about the schedule, cost, and activities will be shared with those who are selected as part of the program via email and during the orientation meeting.



Student Engagement


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3612

Fax: 212-854-6972

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.