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Dee Boyle-Clapp

Dee Boyle-Clapp is Director of the Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst and is a co-coordinator of the ArtsHub of Western Massachusetts. Dee teaches and oversees courses in arts management online and on campus, leads training programs in art-business and public art, and works at the intersection of art and sustainability and lectures on the arts and the role of cities, sustainability, and the creative economy. She is the co-founder of the Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative and serves on the Creative Economy Network, MassCreative’s Leadership Council, and has an honorary seat with the Community Development Coordinators, a project of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA). Dee co-edited the Fundamentals of Arts Management, 6th Edition and wrote two chapters including “Online Fundraising” and “Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization.” She is a consultant for arts organizations and artists, and through Culture for Climate Action, is currently collaborating with Oketeau, DoubleEdge Theatre, Paper City Clothing/Artesana, and the Clean Energy Extension on a project to refine a sustainability training program for arts organizations.

A sculptor, Dee holds bachelor's degrees in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MFA in Sculpture from UMass Amherst, and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver. She lives on an off-the-grid llama farm in Western Massachusetts.

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