• New Online 'Cultural Equity in the Arts' Course Offered Fall 2017! Registration now open.

  • Register today for our Fall 2017 Online Courses! Classes start September 6.

  • Board Development, Intro to Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship offered this summer! Register by July 3 - classes start July 10.

  • "What are you up to this summer?" - Stories from our Campus Students

The Arts Extension Service is a national arts service organization located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, working to serve the arts through education, research, publications and consulting. 

The Arts Extension Service is the nation's leading provider of Arts Management education and training for students and professionals in the arts and in arts management. AES offers the nation's only online Arts Management bachelor's degree, two online Arts Management Core and Professional certificates and a new Certificate in Arts Management for students on campus. We also offer publications, research services, and training programs for state, regional, and local arts agencies.  In 2015, we launched our new Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serving students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.

News

"What are you up to this summer?"

Our arts management and arts entrepreneurship students are always busy - and the summer is no different. We asked our on-campus students... Read More

Testimonials

Kathryn Milillo

"I applied the constructive ideas shared in the Artist-in-Business training and I am now enjoying the benefits of that wisdom. I've already... Read More

National Arts Policy Archive & Library

The Arts Extension Service has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts and the UMass Amherst Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives to create the first National Arts Policy Archive and Library.