• Interested in interns for your arts practice, creative business or non-profit? 
    Information session February 10 in Florence, MA.

  • Alumni Success Story: Alison Gibbs, Ogunquit Museum of American Art

  • Spring 2016 courses are now in session! 

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 Administration 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.


Internship Profile: Wistariahurst Museum's Kate Preissler and Marketing Intern Aradhita Saraf

In September 2015, in collaboration with UMass Career Services and Department of Art, AES hosted the University's first-ever Fall Arts... Read More


Kathleen McDonald

“The classes I took through Arts Extension Service shaped the direction of my career. I use the model provided in Strategic Planning for all... 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.