Creative Economy

Massachusetts has recognized the creative industries as a significant component of its statewide economic development strategy, providing a conduit for social and cultural engagement between UMass Amherst and its host environment. The campus has broad strength in business and the arts, as evidenced by historic and new programs designed to encourage such engagement. Our Arts Extension Services have been connecting campus cultural and educational resources with the community, stimulating the growth of arts and culture across Massachusetts and New England since 1973.