• Interested in an intern for your studio, arts-based business, or non-profit? AES will be offering information sessions in Holyoke on February 26 and Northampton on March 4.

  • 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.

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

  • Matt Wilson, Executive Director of MASSCreative, inspires passion for arts advocacy and the Arts Matter campaign.

  • Artist Iman Issa presents as part of our "Art Stars" series.

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.


Interested in an intern for your studio, arts-based business, or non-profit?

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Kathryn Milillo

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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.