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Arts Extension Service cited for 'Best Practices'

The Arts Extension Service has been spotlighted by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies' (NASAA) in its bulletin of best practices for a new customer relationship management training targeting local arts agencies in Connecticut's Peer Advisor Network. The program is featured in its "state to state: showcasing state arts agency ingenuity" feature in NASAA Notes. AES director Maren Brown originated and delivered the training.

Spring "Artist Business Trainings" a Success!

The Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and its partners at North Quabbin Woods, C3, Art for the Soul Gallery and Springfield Technical Community College held three Artist Business trainings.  This one-and a half day training were held in three locations- one each in Franklin, Hampshire and Franklin Counties.  Attendance at each training was limited to 25 artists.  Each session consisted of four key components: (1) A  1 ½  day artist business training led by Arts Extension Service (AES) instructors Maren Brown and Dee Boyle-Clapp, which included Business Basics, Marketing, and finding income in the new economy;  (2) individual phone consultations with AES staff; (3) facilitated Networking meetings with Site Coordinators who began to host monthly meetings to help build artist peer groups; and (4) handouts including a copy of the Arts Extension Service’s Artist in Business workbook, and access to a private Artist Business Resource area on the AES website.

Community Foundation of Western MA awards UMass Arts Extension Service $8,000 Artist Business Training grant

 

The Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of an $8000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western MA to support AES’ Artist Business Training Project.

UMASS Arts Extension Service Awarded National Endowment for the Arts: Access to Artistic Excellence grant

The UMass Arts Extension Service is pleased to announce that it was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts:  Access to Artistic Excellence grant in the First Round of FY2010 grants. The Arts Extension Service’s $35,000 award was part of those designated for Local Arts Agencies and will be used to develop and implement a new Local Arts Agency Fundamentals Training Series, a professional development series for local arts agency staff to be jointly developed by the Arts Extension Service and Americans for the Arts

Artist Residency Programs and Artist Retreat Centers

When was the last time you had the privilege of devoting a block of time solely to your art? 

What do a mural and a balance sheet have in common?

April 14, 2008    What do a mural and a balance sheet have in common? Ask an artist, and he may scratch his head. Ask an accountant, and he’ll probably compare costs of supplies versus profit from the sale of the piece.

MCC Adams Planning Grant Training

Monday, March 26th 10:00-3:30 p.m.

Central Massachusetts Regional Employment Board.  On Monday March 26th Craig Dreeszen and Maren Brown delivered training programs for up to thirty John and Abigail Adams Arts Program planning grant recipients.

AES is awarded grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Peripheral Vision: A New Look at Communities

AES is awarded $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to launch the initiative, “Peripheral Vision:  A New Look at Communities.”

Peripheral Vision:  A New Look at Communities is a two-year project examining cultural economic development initiatives in the U.S. and distilling the best practices and practical tools into a series of workshops to be delivered around the nation.

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