• Register for our Summer 2015 Online Courses! Introduction to Arts Management and Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship.

  • Registration for our Fall 2015 Online Classes begins July 15! Fall classes include Introduction to Arts Management, Arts Programming, Grantwriting in the Arts, and Financial Management in the Arts.

  • A Case for Case Studies: AES Alum Katherine Garland and her work with Historic Northampton

  • Featured Internship Opportunity! The Center at Eagle Hill seeks Artistic Administration Intern.

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 Administration 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 2014 we look forward to the launch our new Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serving students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.


A Case for Case Studies: AES Alum Katherine Garland and her work with Historic Northampton

AES Alum Katherine Garland graduated in May 2015 with her MA in History, Certificate in Public History, and Professional Certificate in Arts... 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.