• Registration for Spring 2017 online classes is now open! Register by January 18.

  • The new 6th edition of Fundamentals of Arts Management is here!

  • Artists, Arts Organizations, and Creative Businesses - join us at the Spring Arts and Humanities Internship Fair, January 31!

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

Can an intern work from my home studio or home office? Yes, they now can!

A frequently asked question among artists and creative business people is if they can have a student intern work from their home studio or... Read More

Testimonials

Susan Shannon

"Attending the Breaking-into-Business workshop jump-started my pottery career. So to ensure others like me could benefit, I began the 100... 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.