• New Online 'Cultural Policy and Advocacy' Course Offered Spring 2018! Registration opens November 6.

  • Spring Arts and Humanities Internship Fair - February 13, 2018!

  • Order your copy of the 6th edition of Fundamentals of Arts Management today!

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

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.


John Delconte to teach 'Creative Economy' this spring

AES is pleased to announce that John Delconte has joined our faculty as instructor for our online Creative Economy course, offered... 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.