Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
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Photo by Vanessa Miller
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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. The conference is created each year through a participatory design process. Out of the conference emerge new projects, campaigns, and collaborations that continue year round.

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Sponsored Projects

  1. AMP sponsors projects by providing fiscal management, program design, evaluation, fundraising and other support that draws from the capacities we have built after 15 years of producing the AMC.

  2. These "allied media projects" are autonomous and interdependent, working together to grow their own capacity and the capacity of our network as a whole.

  3. Current sponsored projects include Digital Stewards, Detroit Future Schools, Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, Co.Open, and Complex Movements. Join us – fill out an assessment form for your project.

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

Allied Media Conference

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

  2. The AMC is a network of networks – social justice organizers, community technologists, transformative artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and many others – all using media in innovative ways.

  3. The 16th annual AMC is June 19-22, 2014 in Detroit. Register today! You can also sponsor the AMC.

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

AMPtalk

  1. AMPTalk is a discussion and organizing system for the Allied Media Projects network.

  2. We use AMPtalk to coordinate, share, and document Allied Media Conference sessions, tracks, network gatherings, and practice spaces.

  3. Start a discussion on the AMPtalk Newswire or share job postings, grant opportunities, and calls for submissions on the Opportunities board.

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.