News & Events

UMass Sculpture student Marco Monroy has been interning with artist Esther White and Fugitive Arts to assist with the production of the Northampton Print and Book Fair (NPBF) at the APE Gallery in Northampton, MA, October 4, 12 - 6 pm. The NPBF is a combination invitational and juried event that will feature over 50 artists, publishers, studios and vendors who will have their works available for display and purchase.

Paper City Studios is presenting a group show of eight exciting artists and artisans from October 9- 30, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 9, from 6-9pm followed by a month of artist talks. The exhibition showcases some of the Pioneer Valley AES Artists-in-Business Training alumni. 

The 2015-2016 Artist-in-Business Trainings has been finalized! Registration is now open. Each training is limited to 25 participants, so register early! 

Click on the links below to read more about each individual training:

Christine Lott is one of the Arts Extension Service’s alumni success stories. A student in the UMass-Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) program and AES’s non-profit arts management courses, Christine graduated with a concentration in Management and Leadership in 2010. Like many AES alumni, Christine had a passion for starting her own organization and used AES coursework to help her get there.

We are very excited to welcome Christopher Janke and Terre Vandale to the Arts Extension Service campus faculty!

The Arts Extension Service is pleased to announce we have been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts to bring our two-day Artist-in-Business trainings to Easthampton, Greenfield, and Springfield in 2015-2016!

Joshua DeFour is one of the Arts Extension Service’s arts entrepreneurship successes. A student in UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) program and AES’s Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship course, Joshua graduated with a concentration in Writing for the Media in September 2014. This fall, Joshua will be attending University of Texas-Austin’s graduate film program, ranked one of the 25 best films schools in the world (Hollywood Reporter, 2012).

AES Alum Katherine Garland graduated in May 2015 with her MA in History, Certificate in Public History, and Professional Certificate in Arts Management.

Congratulations to our recent graduates at AES! Our 2015 class included 10 on-campus students who graduated with our new Campus Certificate in Arts Management.

Congratulations to 2015 AES Alum, Jessica Berube! This summer, Jessica will be starting a year-long fellowship at the Smith College Museum of Art as their Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Marketing and Communications.