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.

Movement//Movement Dance & Performance Practice Space at AMC2012 seeks session proposals

Mar 9, 2012

Calling all dancers, actors, movement instructors, performance artists, and body-movers! The AMC2012 "Movement//Movement Dance & Performance Practice Space" is seeking session proposals.

Also check out the general AMC2012 call for session proposals.

The Allied Media Conference is less than four months away and we are looking for people to propose sessions, workshops, performances, and activities for the AMC2012 Movement//Movement Dance & Performance Practice Space.


Our bodies are maps of our memories, our lineage, our scars, our beauty, the conditions we work and breathe under, our minds. The Movement//Movement space will explore the ways we use our bodies (from the dance floor to the stage to our paths down the sidewalk) to transform our environments, our communities, and ourselves. Decolonizing from the inside out: moving to release the injustice we've internalized in our bodies. We will share performance practices, explore movement and theater for many bodies and abilities, and manifest the relationships between body movement and social movements through structured and unstructured theater and movement classes, technical dance classes, conversations around the role of performance arts in education and our communities. No experience necessary!!


For the four days of the AMC (June 28 - July 1) we will have the awesome auditorium space at Wayne State University dedicated exclusively to the practice of exploring movement as a form of embodiment, healing, community building, art/media making, and social transformation. We can use the space for whatever we want. Here are some examples of the possibilities:

  • performance fishbowls
  • technique workshops (voguing, miming, wheelchair dance, stretching, tap, ballet, breaking...)
  • dance therapy
  • ciphers
  • discussions
  • sessions about body memory, performance-building practices, theatre of the oppressed, etc
  • improv jams


We want proposals for any of the above kinds of activities that you want to facilitate or coordinate. To submit a session proposal, you will need to go through the AMPTalk website. Proposals are due March 14 but don't let the deadline intimidate you! For now all we need is a proposal, not a full-fledged plan or outline. AMP’s Content Coordinator, Morgan (, can help advise the submission process for those who need support.

We want participants for performance fishbowls who are willing to show and discuss excerpts of their work. If you are interested in this, email We want you to spread the word to all your movement/theater/performance peeps!

If you have any questions, contact us! And if you want to contribute, but aren't sure how, PLEASE drop us a line.