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State Grant Empowers Arts and Culture Nonprofits to Ignite Clean Energy and Climate Action

November 22, 2023

A groundbreaking collaboration between Western Mass arts and culture nonprofits and UMass Amherst Extension units has been awarded a substantial grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center ...

AES Resource List

November 13, 2023

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...

ArtsHub - Building Community, Resiliency & an Equitable Creative Economy

August 31, 2023

The event has been postponed and the new date has yet to be announced. If you are interested, please fill out the form at this page so that we can keep you informed of the new event date....

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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 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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