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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.


Making Vision a Reality: An Interview with Terre Vandale

Terre Vandale is the new instructor for our online Arts Programming course,... Read More


Tina D'Agostino

“The Arts Extension Service courses, combined with practical experience, have provided a solid foundation for my career in Arts... 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.