News & Events

The Leadership Certificate provides advanced skills and cutting edge knowledge necessary for emerging, mid-career and seasoned arts managers from the nation’s leading provider of affordable, online arts management education. The Leadership Certificate offers the opportunity to address the field’s changing issues with experienced faculty and peers from across the nation and around the world.  

The new Leadership Certificate consists of four classes:

by Jonah Dratfield

Film, more than anything else, is about communicating experience. It can be used to show the unseen and shape perspectives on meaningful topics, making it a powerful tool. Joshua DeFour, a filmmaker, former member of the Marine Corps, and University Without Walls graduate, understands this as well as anyone.

AES is pleased to announce two new online faculty members joining us starting this spring - Min Cho and Anna-Christina Phillips!

by Jonah Dratfield

Calling Paula Del Giudice a renaissance woman is an understatement. She is not only a painter, photographer and writer, but an executive director of a non-profit and “something of a turnaround expert.” She not only has innumerable talents, but the discipline and vision to put these talents to meaningful uses. Arts Extension Service courses allowed her to solidify and expand her already considerable skills, and to apply them to a host of projects.

AES is pleased to announce that John Delconte has joined our online faculty and will be teaching Creative Economy and Placemaking this spring.

by Serena Wong, AES Blog Writing Intern

People tend to keep useful things on their desks. Some pens and pencils, perhaps. A bust of an inspirational historic figure. For Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe, it was a copy of Fundamentals of Arts Management.

This year, AES has two fantastic blog writing interns working with us: Jonah Dratfield and Serena Wong. Both Jonah and Serena are on-campus UMass students interested in careers in writing. Throughout the fall and spring, we will be sharing interviews they are conducting with our on-campus and online alumni about their lives and careers post-study with the Arts Extension Service. Scattered throughout will also be interviews with select intern-internship provider pairs from our Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, as well as other AES "luminaries."