• Registration for Summer 2018 Online Classes Starts March 12!

  • Attention Artists! Public Art Process for Artists Training, April 14-15 in Holyoke, MA

  • Jennifer Chapman: Advancing the Richmond Ballet En Pointe

  • Start Your Leadership Certificate in Arts Management this Summer! Deadline is April 6.

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.


AES announces Women in Arts Leadership Symposium, November 3, 2018

AES Is excited to announce the upcoming Women in Arts Leadership Symposium: Connecting, Empowering, and Changing the Culture on... Read More


Kathryn Milillo

"I applied the constructive ideas shared in the Artist-in-Business training and I am now enjoying the benefits of that wisdom. I've already... 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.