• Free “Community Engagement for Artists” Workshops this Fall

  • Registration for Fall 2018 Online Classes Now Open

  • Our popular 'Cultural Equity in the Arts' online course offered again in Fall 2018!

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.


'Cultural Equity in the Arts' online course offered Fall 2018!

Our popular online Cultural Equity in the Arts course will be offered again in Fall 2018! Available for credit or non-credit, this... Read More


Artist in Business Training participant

Dee Boyle-Clapp presented four Artist in Business trainings for Assets for Artists this spring.  Here is what one artist said:  "Just want... 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.