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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.

Amanda Herman and Laura Sui

Internship Profile: Live Arts Magazine's Amanda Herman and Intern Laura Sui

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

In September, the Arts Extension Service will be holding a Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and BDIC. As a way to answer commonly asked questions about the internship process, we profile pairings resulting from our internship program. In this article, we profile Live Arts Magazine Director Amanda Herman and UMass Amherst Media Management and Production major Laura Sui. Now entering her senior year, Laura and Amanda worked together in the summer and fall of 2016.

Aradhita Saraf and Kate Preissler

Internship Profile: Wistariahurst Museum's Kate Preissler and Marketing Intern Aradhita Saraf

Monday, August 7, 2017

In September, the Arts Extension Service will be holding a Fall Arts and Humanities Internship Fair in collaboration with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and BDIC. As a way to answer commonly asked questions about the internship process, we profile pairings resulting from our internship program. In this article, we profile Wistariahurst Museum’s Executive Director Kate Preissler and UMass Amherst English major Aradhita Saraf. Kate and Aradhita worked together in Fall 2015, in Aradhita's junior year.

Dee Boyle-Clapp, AES Director

It's Time For Sustainability in the Arts To Be a Priority

Monday, July 31, 2017

I was in Scotland presenting at the Association of Arts Administration Educators conference with colleagues from two other countries on Sustainability and the Arts when Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accords. While I could have been flooded with anger, humiliation, frustration, and resignation, the reality is that it has been our states, communities, organizations, and individuals- not our Federal government- that have been diligently creating opportunities and making efforts to address climate change.