• "Greening" students work to lower the carbon footprint at the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

  • "Alumni Arts Star" Anne Pasternak, Artistic Director of Creative Time, holds a virtual conversation.

  • Our Fundamentals of Arts Management is used by 45% of college and university arts management programs in the US.

  • Artist Iman Issa presents as part of our "Art Stars" series.

  • Matt Wilson, Executive Director of MASSCreative, inspires passion for arts advocacy and the Arts Matter campaign.

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 2014 we look forward to the launch our new Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serving students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.


Registration for Spring 2015

Registration is now open for Spring 2015 Arts Management classes. Visit our Courses page to find our list of offerings and to register.... Read More


Christine Lott

“I learn something new every day and am always grateful to have taken my Arts Extension Service classes as they have prepared me for this... 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.