Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
Photo by Vanessa Miller
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.

Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by AJ Manoulian
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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.

Photo by Vanessa Miller
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


  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.


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

TONIGHT: Go bowling or hang in the Treehouse

Jun 29, 2012

Our tradition of music, bowling, and karaoke fabulosity continues with the Allied Media Conference 2012 Music / Bowling Extravaganza. Or you could check out the alternative Treehouse party.

AMC2012 Bowling/Karaoke/Music Extravaganza

The event is Friday, June 29, 2012, 8PM-2AM, at The Majestic at 4120-4140 Woodward Ave. The venue is all ages, and wheelchair accessible. Free to registered AMC participants. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

In the Majestic Garden Bowl, the oldest active bowling alley in the U.S., enjoy unlimited bowling and karaoke by The Millionaire. In the Majestic Cafe check out Abstract Random (from Toronto, performing in Detroit for the first time), Jeecy and the Jungle, and Jöjjön.

Artist bios | AMPtalk event listing | Facebook event

Alternative Event: AMC Evening Treehouse

Feeling too tired from all the AMC goodness to attend the party events? Come to the Treehouse on Friday or Saturday night! This relaxed, kid-friendly, wheelchair-accessible, alcohol-free space will be open on a drop-in basis from 9pm until 2am. Activities may include arts & crafts, watching movies, geeking out on our laptops, or just sitting around talking. We especially welcome folks who are shy, traveling solo, or who physically/emotionally need a chill place to hang out!

The Treehouse is in the Memorial Hall (in the Cass Corridor Commons). Enter through the back of the building, which has a wheelchair ramp. Note: Food isn't provided, but you're welcome to bring your own. This is an alcohol-free event. Please come scent-free (no products like lotion or deodorant that contain "fragrance" or essential oils) to make this space more accessible to our fellow Treehouse dwellers!