• Registration for Spring 2017 semester opens November 7th! 

  • Register now for the "Introduction to the Public Art Process" Workshop, November 15 in Amherst

  • Three Lessons from Innovative Arts Programs

  • The new 6th edition of Fundamentals of Arts Management is here!

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.


Can an intern work from my home studio or home office? Yes, they now can!

A frequently asked question among artists and creative business people is if they can have a student intern work from their home studio or... 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.