Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
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About AMP

  1. Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative, and collaborative world.

  2. We convene close to 2,000 people annually in Detroit to develop and exchange strategies through the Allied Media Conference.

  3. You can support AMP by becoming a sustainer. Check out publications, t-shirts, and stickers in the AMPstore.

Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by AJ Manoulian
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Sponsored Projects

  1. Out of the AMC emerge new projects, campaigns, and collaborations that continue year round.

  2. Through our Sponsored Projects program, we offer these projects a range of shared services including fiscal management, project planning, fundraising and communications strategy.

  3. Our goal is to grow an alliance of media and technology projects working towards a more just, creative, and collaborative world. To become a Sponsored Project fill out an assessment form.

Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani

Allied Media Conference

  1. The AMC is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.

  2. The AMC is for all ages and skill levels, with hundreds of hands-on workshops, strategy sessions, presentations and performances.

  3. The 17th annual AMC is June 18-21, 2015 in Detroit. Propose an AMC2015 Track, Network Gathering, or Practice Space.

Contact

  1. Contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

Allied Media Projects

Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just and creative world. From the unique intersection of media and communications, art, technology, education and social justice, we share and develop models for transforming ourselves and our communities.

Our work is grounded in Network Principles developed and evolved through dialogue with our uniquely diverse and collaborative community of participants.

AMP grew out of the annual Allied Media Conference, which began in 1999 as a celebration of independent publishing and do-it-yourself culture. The AMC has expanded to a large and diverse gathering, offering hands-on trainings in a wide-range of media practices, from breakdancing to video-blogging to building radio transmitters and wireless mesh networks. The AMC fosters strategies for how these practices can support and inspire grassroots organizing for social justice.

AMP moved the AMC from its original home in Bowling Green, OH to Detroit, MI in 2007, connecting with the city’s rich legacy of community media and social movements. The AMC has become a one-of-a-kind convergence point for the most visionary and effective media-based organizers from across the U.S. and beyond, who come to Detroit every year to teach and to learn.

AMP’s local programs model and innovate practices in education, economic development and community organizing. We facilitate organizing around issues of technology access, participation, common ownership, and healthy communities through the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.

Our Detroit Future Media program is a 6-month training course in core digital media competencies, and their application in shaping Detroit’s future through education, entrepreneurship and community organizing.

Through Detroit Future Schools, we pair graduates from Detroit Future Media with K-12 teachers to design and implement digital media arts-integrated curricula in the classroom.

AMPTalk is a website we built that has a Newswire for sharing ideas and interesting links, and tools for organizing and browsing the content of the Allied Media Conference.