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"What are you up to this summer?"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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.

Save the NEA

Pushing Back with a Permaculture Approach: Fighting for the NEA

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

As any artist and arts manager knows, threats to the NEA, NEH and PBS have been a continual and frustrating consumer of our precious time and resources.The endless need to push back is beginning to resemble mowing the lawn, a tiresome chore we need to do over and over again. This time, however, the stakes are higher than weeds or tall grass. Threats to cut and to eliminate the NEA have never come from an Administration in power. This time we need a more powerful machine to fight back. Fortunately, that machine is powered by thousands of people willing to do the work necessary to ensure that funding remains in place. 

Monona Rossol

Industrial Hygenist Monona Rossol to Teach Health and Safety in the Art Studio Course at UMass Amherst

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From July 31 through August 4, the Department of Art at UMass Amherst willl host a special, intensive summer course taught by industrial hygienist Monona Rossol through the Office of Continuing and Professional Education. Identified by investigative journalist Juan Gonzales as one of the heroes of the environmental aftermath of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Rossol will visit the UMass Amherst Campus to teach Health and Safety in the Art Studio (LLART 101).

Fredericksburg Brass Institute

Happy Anniversary #FredBrass17!: Alum Austin Boyer Celebrates Five Years of His Summer Brass Institute

Monday, April 3, 2017

AES and UMass alum Austin Boyer is a busy arts manager! Austin received his Masters in Trumpet Performance and a Certificate in Arts Management from UMass Amherst in spring 2016 and quickly received a position as Marketing & Communications Manager for From the Top. While working at this nationally recognized organization, Austin is also celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Fredericksburg Brass Institute, an organization he co-founded in 2013.

Dee Boyle-Clapp to present at International AAAE Conference this summer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Great news for AES’ Director, Dee Boyle-Clapp! Dee was selected to present at this summer’s Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Dee created and teaches the course Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization (offered Fall 2017), and co-wrote the ‘Greening’ chapter with Sarah (Brophy) Sutton found in the Fundamentals of Arts Management, 6th Edition.

US News & World Report Best Rankings

UMass Amherst ranked 24th in nation for Online Education by US News And World Report

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UMass Amherst has been ranked 24th in the nation for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” by U.S. News and World Report in their annual “Best Online Program Rankings!”