• ArtSana Textile Weavers

    Immersed in Experience: Grantwriting for the Arts Class Works With Case Studies

    Grace Vo, AES student, speaks about working with the organization ArteSana
  • Navigating decision-making in a time of crisis

    Navigating Difficult Decision-Making In A Time Of Crisis

    An update from Dee Boyle-Clapp, Director of Arts Extension Service
  • Study at Mount Ida with Arts Extension Services

    Semester @ Mount Ida Internship Program

    Build Your Resume in Boston. Real world experience. Earn credit.
  • Arts Extension Service Classes In Arts Management

    Registration for Summer 2020 Opens March 16

    Take online classes and learn intro to Arts Management and Grantwriting for the Arts

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.  Our Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serves students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.

News & Events

AES Resource list during COVID-19

Arts Extension Service continues to be dedicated in supporting artists and arts organizations through education and information. Find a list... Read More


Artist in Business Training participant

Dee Boyle-Clapp presented four Artist in Business trainings for Assets for Artists this spring.  Here is what one artist said:  "Just want... Read More

Mount Ida

The Arts Extension Service has teamed up with Film Studies to provide students with the opportunity to live in Newton at the Mount Ida Campus and intern at organizations relevant to their studies.