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AES Resource List

July 09, 2024

Arts Extension Service is dedicated to supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. Find a list below of continuously updated and ongoing resources and...

What Goes Around…, by Bill Cleveland

January 12, 2024

The AES-spawned programs in St. Louis and Minneapolis trained over 1,000 creative community leaders and planted the seeds for community arts leadership training programs in four other US communities. All told, AES’s investment in cultural leadership training has planted seeds for hundreds of arts-based community partnerships, programs, and policies in education, transportation, housing, public safety, healthcare, and community cultural development, all with demonstrated positive impact.

Spring 2024 Arts & Humanities Internship Fair

January 08, 2024

Join us at the Spring 2024 Arts and Humanities Internship Fair!

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Arts Management

Why wait? Follow your passion.

Are you ready to reimagine and build stronger communities, produce engaging arts programming, or sustain an innovative creative business? Kickstart your arts management career and acquire the skills needed to successfully lead your nonprofit organization and inspire creative expression. Begin today by taking AES courses and earning your arts management certificate or degree

Not sure which class to take? Connect with us at aes@acad.umass.edu and we’ll help match you with an advisor who will help you design your course of study.

Alumni Profile

Jessica Gelter

Jessica Gelter is a dedicated nonprofit leader and holds the Core Certificate in Arts Management from the Arts Extension Service. Read more about Jessica the ways she has used the certificate in her daily work as executive director at ArtsAlive!

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