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. 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 Ara Howrani
Photo by Vanessa Miller
Photo by AJ Manoulian
Photo by Diana J. Nucera
Photo by Ara Howrani

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 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 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.


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

TONIGHT: AMC2012 Music Showcase / Unofficial Annual AMC Soccer Game / Treehouse party

Jun 30, 2012

The AMC is ready to party! See below for set times for the AMC2012 Music Showcase, details on the Treehouse gathering, and unofficial annual AMC soccer.

AMC2012 Music Showcase

The Allied Media Conference returns to Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) for another monster music showcase. This is always a huge party and hugely fun.

This year's crazy awesome line-up is truly an expression of the AMC's eclectic eccentricity: JD Samson & MEN (ex Le Tigre / electropop), Lauren Flax (house), The Black Opera (hip-hop), Waajeed (hip-hop), and Emily Wells (classical / electronics). Hosted by the phenomenal Miz Korona.

The AMC2012 Music showcase is Saturday, June 30, 2012, 8PM-2AM. All ages, wheelchair accessible, and free to registered AMC participants.

Set times:
8:00PM Adriel Fantastique!
9:00PM Emily Wells
1015PM The Black Opera
11PM Waajeed
12midnight: MEN
1AM: Lauren Flax

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Via @MartinMaciasJr: AMC participant-organized "#AMC2012 Unofficial Annual Soccer" game today, 6/30 (Saturday) - 6:30pm, - Park located at Warren and Trumbull - Spread the word!

Alternative Event: AMC Evening Treehouse

Feeling too tired from all the AMC goodness to attend the party events? Come to the Treehouse! 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!