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Arts Extension Service is on Social Media

The Arts Extension Service is expanding our social media presence!  If you are a current or former student, partner, training participant, board, staff or faculty member, we want to showcase YOU, your agency, or your organization.

El Paso Artist-in-Business training responses!

El Paso Artist-in-Business training responses!

The Arts Extension Service has successfully completed an Artist-in-Business training in El Paso, Texas sponsored by the city's Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.  Hear what the artists have to say! 

We send our deepest thanks to everyone who participated in our program and shared their experiences with us, but mostly, with one another.  A special thank you to Ben Fyffe, Socorro Q. Diamondstein, and to all at MCAD for their hospitality. 

Artist-in-Business Training in El Paso

The Arts Extension Service is working directly with artists and arts organizations.  AES's Interim Director Dee Boyle-Clapp, and Maren Brown of Maren Brown Associates, will offer a 2-day Artist-in-Business training for the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department in El Paso, Texas.  The trainings include a full day devoted to Artist-in-Business training and a second day focusing on Marketing. 

The UMass Arts Extension Service announces a new course "Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization"

Launching in the spring session (Feb. 3) this new online course addresses the unique needs of arts institutions.  Instructor Dee Boyle-Clapp, a sculptor and lecturer on 'green' topics explains, “The arts have always been on the forefront of change, and never has change been more required than today. Whether your organization needs to cut its facility costs, be first in line for donation dollars, wants to go green to fulfill its mission, serve as a community example, or do all of the above, this class is for you.”

Arts Extension Service to receive Partners for Livable Communities Award

The Arts Extension Service is pleased to announce that it will receive the Quarter Century of Service award from the Partners for Livable Communities.  The Partners will present this award at its annual dinner: A Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit this December 15th in Washington DC.  Robert McNulty, President of Partners said;"Partners has a rich history of awards and recognition that we began at the counsel of our founder, Nancy Hanks... this awards program in Washington, D.C. ... recognize(s) a distinguished portfolio of civic leadership."

Springfield LCC Grant provides Artist in Business Training for Springfield-based artists

December 8th & 9th 2011

Artists, performers, and craftspeople in the Springfield area are invited to attend a two-day Artist in Business Training on December 8th and 9th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA presented by Dee Boyle-Clapp, Interim Director of the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Maren Brown of Maren Brown Associates, Florence, MA.  

New Introduction to Arts Management courses added online and on campus.

AES is pleased to announce the launch of our much-anticipated Introduction to Arts Management course!  This course is designed to introduce those who are new to the exciting field of arts management.

Arts Extension Service Creative Economy Instructor joins NEA Chairman for Creative Placemaking Roundtable Discussion.

Tom Borrup, AES Creative Economy instructor and national expert in the Creative Economy will be a featured member of a Rountable Discussion “Creative Placemaking: Challenges and Opportunities in 2011” with National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman,  at the Minneapolis Central Library in Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, MN on September 9th. 

AES announces NEA Access to Excellence Grant Award

Grants for Arts Projects to support the new edition of our Fundamentals of Arts Management

Vermont Arts Council host Arts Extension Service Artist Business Trainings in February!

BREAKING INTO BUSINESS: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTS
It's back!  The Vermont Arts Council premiered the Arts Extension Service's "Breaking into Business" program earlier this year to wide acclaim.  The two-day workshop offers business and marketing planning specifically tailored to the needs of artists.  

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