• New Online 'Cultural Equity in the Arts' Course Offered Fall 2017! Registration now open.

  • Register today for our Fall 2017 Online Courses! Classes start September 6.

  • Artists, Cultural Organizations, and Creative Busineses - Join us at the Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair, September 14!

  • Internship Profile: Wistariahurst Museum's Kate Preissler and Marketing Intern Aradhita Saraf

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.


It's Time For Sustainability in the Arts To Be a Priority

I was in Scotland presenting at the Association of Arts Administration Educators conference with colleagues from two other countries on... Read More


Anna Vigeland

“Thanks again for my training with Arts Extension Service! I've just received a Global Connections On the Road Grant from Theatre... 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.