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
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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.

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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.

Stellar Line-Up of 35 Artists to Perform at Benefit for AMC2011 Poetry & Music as Transformative Media Track

Jun 12, 2011

A Crowded House Flyer


35 Stellar Artists. Saturday June 18, 7:30PM - 2AM. Circa Saloon 5474 Cass, Detroit.

Suggested Donation $5 (more if you can). This is a benefit for the AMC2011 Poetry & Music as Transformative Media Track.


Invincible - Hip -Hop
Jamaal "Versiz" May - Poetry / Hip-Hop
Audra Kubat - Singer / Songwriter
Bill Harris -  2011 Kresge Emminent Artists Award / Playwright / Poet
Airea Dee Matthews - Poet / Actor
Dr. Terry Blackhawk - Poetry
Tommy Simon - Comedian
Diana Nucera w/ Stevie Soul - Cello / Beat Boxing
Alison Lewis - Singer / Songwriter
francine j. harris - Poetry
Phenom and Mic Write (Cold Men Young) - Hip-Hop / Spoken Word
Leah Woods (Eleanora) - Singer / Songwriter
Afeni Ngozi Hill - A Capella Vocalist
ML Liebler w/ Faruq Z Bey - Poetry / Jazz
Aricka Foreman - Poetry
Tom Budday - Poetry
Alise Alousi - Poetry
Will Copeland - Poetry / Rap
Kevin Rashid - Poetry
Mike Anton (Manton) - Singer / Songwriter
Ami Mattison - Poetry / Spoken Word
Julie Beutel - Singer / Songwriter
Clara Hardie and Students - Violin 
Jhon Clark  - Poetry 
Isaac Miller - Spoken Word / Poetry
AnaLyraSis  - Spoken Word / Poetry / Hip Hop   
Shandria Vaughn - Rap / Hip-Hop
Joe Simpson  - Folk Blues / Singer / Songwriter
Mr. Henry & The Spirit of Crazy George - Foolishness 
Scott Kurashige - Comedy / Music
Emily Lawsin - Poetry / Spoken Word
Cassie Poe -  Poetry / Spoken Word
Erica Watson - Harp Music
Ben Alfaro - Poetry / Spoken Word