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The Therapeutic Power of Horses: Paula Del Giudice's Unique Career

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

by Jonah Dratfield

Calling Paula Del Giudice a renaissance woman is an understatement. She is not only a painter, photographer and writer, but an executive director of a non-profit and “something of a turnaround expert.” She not only has innumerable talents, but the discipline and vision to put these talents to meaningful uses. Arts Extension Service courses allowed her to solidify and expand her already considerable skills, and to apply them to a host of projects.

John Delconte

John Delconte to teach 'Creative Economy and Placemaking' this spring

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

AES is pleased to announce that John Delconte has joined our online faculty and will be teaching Creative Economy and Placemaking this spring. In the Creative Economy and Placemaking course, students will learn what the creative economy and creative placemaking are, how they impact arts and culture, the role they can play in revitalizing a community, and what impact the creative economy and creative placemaking may have on their arts management work. Creative Economy and Placemaking can be taken “a la carte,” or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s new advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.

Women's Leadership Conference

A Better Future for Women and Girls, One Show at a Time: Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe and WAM Theatre

Monday, October 16, 2017

by Serena Wong, AES Blog Writing Intern

People tend to keep useful things on their desks. Some pens and pencils, perhaps. A bust of an inspirational historic figure. For Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe, it was a copy of Fundamentals of Arts Management.

Jonah Dratfield and Serena Wong

Introducing our Blog Writing Interns: Jonah Dratfield and Serena Wong

Friday, October 13, 2017

This year, AES has two fantastic blog writing interns working with us: Jonah Dratfield and Serena Wong. Both Jonah and Serena are on-campus UMass students interested in careers in writing. Throughout the fall and spring, we will be sharing interviews they are conducting with our on-campus and online alumni about their lives and careers post-study with the Arts Extension Service. Scattered throughout will also be interviews with select intern-internship provider pairs from our Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative, as well as other AES "luminaries." 

Massachusetts State House

New Online "Cultural Policy and Advocacy" Course in Spring 2018!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Arts Extension Service (AES) is excited to announce a new online Cultural Advocacy and Policy course, which will be offered starting in Spring 2018.  Available for credit or non-credit, this course will provide emerging, mid-career, and advanced arts leaders with an understanding of the fundamentals of creating cultural policy, as well as tools for advocacy, so they can create legislative change in their communities. Cultural Policy and Advocacy can be taken “a la carte,” or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s new advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.

Jonathan Kuuskoski

Entrepreneurship in the Arts: A Conversation with Jonathan Kuuskoski

Monday, September 18, 2017

Jonathan Kuuskoski is the instructor for our online Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship course and Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship and Career Services with the EXCEL program at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance! The EXCEL Program provides entrepreneurship training and career services for all. You can read Jonathan's bio here.

Last summer, Jonathan spoke with AES about the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset in the arts. His online course, Foundations in Arts Entrepreneurship will be offered in Spring 2018.