• Last chance to register for the Fall 2016 semester!

  • Register for an "Introduction to the Public Art Process" Workshop this fall with AES!

  • Three Lessons from Innovative Arts Programs

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

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.


Artists, Arts Organizations, Creative Businesses - join us at the Fall Arts Internship Fair!

Are you an artist, cultural organization, or creative business interested in having a student intern? Then we invite you to join us for the... 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.