News & Events

March 2015
The Arts Extension Service's artist-in-business training which took place at the Holyoke Creative Arts Center in March 2015 was written up in a MassLive article. To read the article click here.

As part of AES's Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, AES will be offering an Artist-in-Business Training at the Massachusetts High Performance Green Computing Center, March 14-15. In this weekend-long intensive, artists learn and create elements of both their business and marketing plans and leave with next steps to build their business. Sessions topics include pricing, web and offline marketing, understanding your market, finding funds, and finance basics. The Massachusetts High Performance Green Computing Center is located at 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA.

One of the advantages of our 5 College area is access to interns! For students, interning defines career paths and builds resumes. For creative businesses and non-profit organizations, interns bring fresh ideas, energy and a willingness to learn.

In the Interns for Artists, Arts-Based Businesses, and Non-Profits Information session, potential internship providers will learn how to become an internship provider, labor law compliance, and best practices for making the most of your intern's time. Information sessions will be presented this winter in Holyoke and Northampton.

January 2015
When the Arts Extension Service's founder and now Senate President,  Stan Rosenberg, was sworn in on January 7th, he was joined by several of our former Directors and Arts Extension Institute Board members, Barbara Schaffer-Bacon and Robert Lynch.

Barbara Schaffer-Bacon, now Co-Director of Animating Democracy, a program at Americans for the Arts noted that Stan now joins other important individuals from the Commonwealth's history, "It was awesome to see Stan take his place with the likes of Samuel Adams, Horace Mann, Calvin Coolidge, and Maurice Donahue."

January 2015
The Arts Extension Service (AES) sends its warmest congratulations to our Founder, the Honorable Senator Stan Rosenberg who will be sworn in as Senate President on January 7, 2015. 

December 2014
"Governor Deval Patrick today signed an  Executive Order establishing both a Public Art Commission (Commission) and Massachusetts Percent for Art Program (MPAP) to support the preservation of existing and creation of new public art in Boston and Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth." Read more

Registration is now open for Spring 2015 Arts Management classes. Visit our Courses page to find our list of offerings and to register. Contact our office anytime for advisement and scheduling questions.

November 2014
Live from Stockholm:  Arts Extension Service and Art Department screens the Creative Time Summit at UMass

October 2014
On October 29th, the Arts Extension Service represented their new undergraduate certificate in Arts Management at the UMass Majors Fair. This event brought together faculty from almost all the departments at the UMass Amherst campus so that undergraduate students, with both declared and undeclared majors, could explore the options available to them. Students and department representatives had the opportunity to discuss, in person, details about their respective programs.

October 2014
An event close to the heart of the Arts Extension Service is Arts Matter Day, October 24th. This day was a celebration of why the arts matter so that the state of Massachusetts and its gubenatorial candidates would be influenced to invest more resources towards the arts.  The day was created by MASSCreative, a state arts advocacy organization that “empowers creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice that brings the attention and resources necessary to build vibrant, creative communities”.