Arts Enterprise Central is a 501 (c) 3 corporation founded in 2006 at the University of Michigan and incorporated in 2008. The mission of Arts Enterprise Central is to educate, promote, and support emerging leaders who utilize the arts and business to create social growth and sustainable ventures. It does so by coordinating a national network of student-run chapter organizations at Universities across the United States. Our diverse constituency of students, artists, academics, entrepreneurs and other practicing professionals is dedicated to educating, promoting and supporting emerging leaders who blend entrepreneurial thought with artistic creativity to inspire social growth and create sustainable ventures. AE produces an annual summit that brings together industry leaders and emerging entrepreneurs to address the social, cultural, and economic challenges that characterize the modern world.