the arts extension service is a national arts service organization located at the university of massachusetts amherst, working to serve the arts through education, research, publications and consulting. 

the arts extension service is the nation's leading provider of arts management education and training for students and professionals in the arts and in arts management. aes offers the nation's only online arts management bachelor's degree, two online arts management core and professional certificates and a new certificate in arts management for students on campus. we also offer publications, research services, and training programs for state, regional, and local arts agencies.  our arts entrepreneurship initiative, serves students and faculty as well as the region’s artists and  other creative businesses.

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aes resource list during covid-19

arts extension service continues to be dedicated in supporting artists and arts organizations by providing education and information. find a... read more


anna vigeland

“thanks again for my training with arts extension service! i've just received a global connections on the road grant from theatre... read more


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