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Aradhita Saraf and Kate Preissler

Learning on Your Feet and in the Field

Monday, July 9, 2018

“The case studies are the best part of the Arts Extension Service courses! Having hands-on experience with an actual organization is incredibly helpful.” – AES Student

Dee Boyle-Clapp, AES Director

Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization: Doing Our Part to Address the Climate Crisis

Thursday, June 14, 2018

I was a little kid when the first Earth Day launched and feeling responsible for protecting the planet was forever ingrained. As a result, there has always been a split between my personal desire to live lightly and preparing students to be arts managers in a field that is a significant consumer of power for buildings, travel, art creation, and programming. As the effects of climate change have descended upon us, and because we have dragged our national and international feet, we now face an astonishing challenge: every individual at every job, campus, and organization worldwide has to reduce its carbon footprint by 80% in order to provide a chance for a livable future for future generations. No, that is not a typo. 80%. Impossible you say? Not if we get moving now! Fortunately, making substantive change is not that complicated, and sustainable practices include no-cost solutions as well as high tech investments.

Our Artist in Business training is on the move!

Our Artist in Business training is on the move!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thanks to Assets for Artists, AES recently completed a tour of our popular Artist in Business trainings throughout southern New England. For the second year in a row, the tour included training stops in Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, with a second Connecticut location newly added this year.

What are you up to this summer?

What are you up to this summer?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Our arts management and arts entrepreneurship students are always busy - and the summer is no different. We asked our on-campus students what they were up to this summer - here is what a few of them had to say.

Allison Gibbs

Art Outdoors and In: Alison Gibbs and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) in Ogunquit, Maine, is both a nature and art lover’s paradise. It has almost three acres of outdoor art directly along the seashores, as well as an indoor museum showcasing over 3,000 pieces of artwork, plus rotating temporary exhibitions of contemporary American art.

Spring 2018 Internship Fair

Artists, Cultural Organizations, & Creative Businesses - join us at the Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Are you an artist, cultural organization, or creative business interested in having a student intern for the fall or spring?