• Are you a working artist looking to take your artist-business to the next level? AES will be offering an Artist-in-Business at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, March 14-15.

  • Featured Internship Opportunity! Double Edge Theatre seeks Summer Spectacle Design/Production Intern. Gain skills in theatre design, production support, visual artistry, technical direction, and site-specific performance. 

  • Featured Internship Opportunity! Squeak Art seeks a Design and Apparel Intern. Gain skills in design creation, branding, and the running of an apparel business.. 

  • Arts Extension Service founder, Stan Rosenberg, is sworn in as State Senate President on Jan 7, 2015.

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.


"Artist-in-Business" Training Coming to Holyoke this March

As part of AES's Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, AES will be offering an Artist-in-Business Training at the Massachusetts High... Read More


Susan Shannon

"Attending the Breaking-into-Business workshop jump-started my pottery career. So to ensure others like me could benefit, I began the 100... 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.