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

  • Pushing Back with a Permaculture Approach: Fighting for the NEA

  • Happy Anniversary #FredBrass17!: Alum Austin Boyer Celebrates Five Years of His Summer Brass Institute

  • Dee Boyle-Clapp to present at International AAAE Conference this summer

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.


Pushing Back with a Permaculture Approach: Fighting for the NEA

As any artist and arts manager knows, threats to the NEA, NEH and PBS have been a continual and frustrating consumer of our precious time... Read More


Erick R. Lopez

“As an alumnus of the program, I have a great appreciation for the training that you provided! I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today... 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.