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“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

On any given day, Arts Extension Service students working with a case study organization may:

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.

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.

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:

Melanie Soter  (Art History) “I’m excited to intern at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston AND at Vose Galleries, LLC."

by Serena Wong

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.

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

Are you an artist who works or lives in Springfield or Indian Orchard? Whether you make art full-time, part-time, or sometimes, the Arts Extension Service, Art for the Soul Gallery, and the Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) are asking you to "Be Counted" with this simple one-minute survey!

Our popular online Cultural Equity in the Arts course will be offered again in Fall 2018! Available for credit or non-credit, this course will provide emerging, mid-career, and advanced arts leaders with awareness and competency in cultural equity issues, as well as tools to cultivate cultural equity in their organizations and communities. Cultural Equity in the Arts can be taken “a la carte,” or as part of our degree and certificate programs, including AES’s advanced Leadership Certificate in Arts Management.

by Serena Wong

Chicago is home to plenty of art - the Cloud Gate (which looks like a bean and nothing like a cloud), architectural marvels, and food so good it could be art (two words for you: deep dish). It’s also home to a diverse, thriving theatre scene that includes not only large, renowned theatres like Steppenwolf and the Goodman, but smaller theatres that specialize in bringing diverse works to audiences.

One of the pleasures of working at the Arts Extension Service is to support our staff, faculty and students in their careers and growth. In that spirit, we are happy to share the news that Todd Trebour, our extraordinary Program Coordinator and instructor, has accepted the position of Grants to Organizations Program Director at RISCA, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

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