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Austin Luke

Embracing Change: Austin Luke’s BDIC Major in Arts Management

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Campus student Austin Luke (UMass ‘19) is graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration in Arts Management. Luke charted a path to prepare himself for a career in Music Business...
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How to Get an Intern

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Five College area offers great access to interns for arts organizations and artists, with a wealth of students studying the arts. For creative businesses and non-profit organizations, interns...
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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.