• Profile in Arts Entrepreneurship: Filmmaker Joshua DeFour

  • New Artist-in-Business Trainings coming to Western Massachusetts in 2015-2016!

  • Registration for our Fall 2015 Online Classes is now open!

  • A Case for Case Studies: Katherine Garland and her work with Historic Northampton

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 2015, we launched our new Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, serving students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.


Profile in Arts Entrepreneurship: Filmmaker Joshua DeFour

Joshua DeFour is one of the Arts Extension Service’s arts entrepreneurship successes. A student in UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls... Read More


Erick R. Lopez

“As an alumnus of the program, I have a great appreciation for the training that you provided! I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today... 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.