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"Artist-in-Business” Training Coming to Springfield this April

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Arts Extension Service (AES) will offer an Artist-in-Business Training at UMass Springfield on April 27th. In this day-long intensive, artists address key elements of both business and...
Art + Math =

Symposium: Art + Math =

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Arts Extension Service’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative is excited to partner with the University Museum of Contemporary Art on the Museum’s upcoming symposium, Art + Math =. The symposium will take place on Monday, April 1st from 1:00pm to 5:30pm in the John W. Olver Building (Lecture Hall 170) on the UMass Amherst Campus.

Allison Gilliard

From Music to Arts Management

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Allison Gilliard is currently the Special Programs and Outreach Coordinator at Portrait Society of America, a nonprofit in Tallahassee, FL, aiming to “foster and enhance an understanding of the practice, techniques and applications of traditional fine art portraiture and figurative works.” As Outreach Coordinator, Allison is primarily responsible for cultivating relationships with artists and sponsors (nationally and internationally) and connecting them to educational resources.

Happy Anniversary Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative!

Happy Anniversary Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Arts Extension Service is excited to celebrate five years of its Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative devoted to supporting the careers of working artists and providing students with opportunity locally, regionally, and nationally. The development of new programs happens for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes it is inspiration that propels a new service offering into being. Just such a conversation between two people from different creative disciplines gave rise to the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Maritime Exhibits: Alumna Emma Hodges and Mystic Seaport Museum

Maritime Exhibits: Alumna Emma Hodges and Mystic Seaport Museum

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum, garnering an average of 284,000 visitors annually and inspiring “an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities.

Andre Green and Priya Nadkarni

New Graduate Concentration in Nonprofit & Arts Management

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Arts Extension Service are offering a new concentration in nonprofit and arts management for students in SPP’s Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Policy and Administration programs. This is an exciting inter-college collaboration between the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass, which reflects the increasing overlap between the realms of public policy, nonprofit management, and arts and culture.