Arts Extension Service
The Arts Extension Service is a national arts service organization offering arts management courses, workshops and trainings, research, consulting and publications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1973.
Build measurable skills with the nation's leading provider of professional arts management, artist business, peer advising, and creative economy courses and trainings. Our classes, intensive training programs, and consulting services give you practical tools for more effective planning, implementation, and management of successful and sustainable artist businesses and arts programs.
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The Arts Extension Service has a national reputation and decades-long history as a trainer of professional arts managers. Our online courses — based on our authoritative text, Fundamentals of Arts Management — teach essential practices in areas critical for long-term organizational success. Whether you're a working manager, a key volunteer, or exploring the field of arts management, increase your capacity to run successful arts programs — without the time and expense of a long-term degree.
We wrote THE book on Arts Management! Our Fundamentals of Arts Management 5th Edition textbook is used by 45% of colleges and universities that offer arts management courses! Let our step-by-step workbooks, CDs and downloadable books help you develop successful arts and education programs and partnerships in your community.
Program funding: The programs of the Arts Extension Service are supported in part from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the UMass Arts Council.
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