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Allied Media Projects

Detroit, Michigan

Allied Media Projects was awarded $2,053,000 between 2017 and 2020, including 8 grants in Journalism & Media.

$600,000

2020 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

Allied Media Projects (AMP) is a Detroit-based nonprofit that incubates new media and technology projects for social good and hosts regular convenings, including its bi-annual Allied Media Conference. AMP supports and amplifies the work of its network of more than 3,000 media makers, technologists, artists and educators from across the country, the majority of whom are under 25 and identify as coming from historically marginalized communities. This grant provides general operating support for AMP's growing suite of programs and services to seed and incubate emerging social justice-oriented media and technology projects and organizations, including a fiscal sponsorship program, regular national and regional convenings, and a speaker's bureau. With more than 20 years of experience working on civic media, transmedia, and other participatory, multi-platform approaches to communications and advocacy, AMP provides important services and supports to bring new voices and perspectives, especially those from marginalized and politically targeted groups, into public dialogue.

$25,000

2020 • 7 months • Journalism & Media

Allied Media Projects (AMP) is a Detroit-based nonprofit that incubates new media and technology projects for social good and hosts regular convenings, including its bi-annual Allied Media Conference, for its network of more than 3000 media makers, technologists, activists and artists, most of whom are under the age of 25 and come from historically marginalized communities. This grant enables AMP to bolster the digital security of its 2020 Conference, which is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every other June, AMP's conference brings its network of thousands of social justice media makers and advocates together to build community, share strategies, and launch new ideas into the world. This grant funds AMP to hire a digital security expert to ensure its online conference – the first AMP has hosted at this scale – is safe for its participants and protected from outside harassment.

$200,000

2019 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

Allied Media Projects is a nonprofit organization that provide fiscal sponsorship to projects at the intersection of media-making and social justice that are aimed at uplifting and strengthening the work of underrepresented artists, journalists, and activists. Critical Minded, a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects, is a funder collaborative working to build greater racial equity in the field of cultural criticism. Through granting, network building and advocacy, Critical Minded supports the work of cultural critics, arts writers, publishers and editors of color across disciplines, generations and geographies and aims to center their work in public discourse. MacArthur support enlarges the pool of funds available for Critical Minded to make grants to people of color-led media organizations, support individual critics of color, and fund convenings. The intended outcome of this grant is a more robust set of supports for critics of color in the United States.

$450,000

2018 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

The Kairos Fellowship, housed at Allied Media Projects, was launched in 2014 to help diversify the pool of social media organizers working on national, social justice-oriented campaigns. Each year, Kairos identifies promising online organizers of color and provides them with year-long mentoring and on-the-job training with national advocacy organizations. This grant provides flexible support for Kairos to expand its fellowship program to include additional cohorts focused on specific issues and geographic regions, refine its fellowship curriculum and strengthen its network of mentors and partners, and continue to grow a community of practice on digital advocacy and civic tech that centers on racial justice and equity.

$200,000

2018 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

18MillionRising.org (18MR), housed at Allied Media Projects, is a national effort established in 2012 to unite Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth through online efforts and build their civic and political engagement through education and skill building, online campaigns, and storytelling initiatives. This award supports 18MR to use new media tools and platforms, as well as other forms of emerging media, to leverage the voices of AAPI youth to create more nuanced and accurate narratives about the AAPI experience and identity, and to shape policies and institutions to meet the needs of the nation's fastest growing demographic.   

$500,000

2018 • 2 years • Journalism & Media

Allied Media Projects (AMP) is a Detroit-based nonprofit that incubates new media and technology projects for social good and hosts an annual conference for its network of more than 2500 media makers, technologists, artists and educators, the majority of which are under 25 years of age and identify as coming from historically marginalized communities. This grant provides general operating support for AMP's growing suite of programs and services to seed and incubate emerging social justice art, media and technology projects and organizations. With nearly 20 years of experience working on civic media, transmedia, and other participatory, multi-platform approaches to communications and advocacy, Allied Media Projects provides important organizational infrastructure to bring new voices and perspectives, especially those from marginalized and politically targeted groups, into public dialogue on a range of issues, such as police accountability, immigrant and LGBTQ rights.

$3,000

2018 • 1 month

Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world by serving a network of media makers, artists, educators, and technologists working for social justice. This grant supports 18MillionRising.org and Kairos through Allied Media Projects to participate in a national convening of participatory civic media organizations supported through MacArthur's Journalism and Media program. The meeting is designed to help coalesce the emerging field of participatory civic media, of which 18MillionRising.org and Kairos is part, by facilitating new connections and collaborations and building a shared sense of identity among a new breed of media and culture organizations using participatory media to amplify historically marginalized voices and strengthen American democracy.

$75,000

2017 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

Allied Media Projects is a Detroit-based nonprofit that incubates new media and technology projects for social good and hosts an annual conference for its network of more than 2,500 artists, journalists, technologists and educators. It is using grant funds to plan for, implement and evaluate its 2017 Allied Media Conference (AMC2017), which takes place in June and brings together thousands of people from more than 240 locations across the country for four days of workshops, strategy sessions, performances, and exhibits. Now in its nineteenth year, the Allied Media Conference is helping launch new participatory media-based movements, organizations and collaborations designed to bring new voices and perspectives into public dialogue on issues such as policing, climate change, and economic inequality.

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