The Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) is now accepting applications for our 28th annual Summer Documentary Institute!
We are excited to announce our 28th annual Summer Documentary Institute in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since 1988, the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) has provided opportunities for young people from central Appalachia to explore their communities and develop their creative skills through the arts and media. Over the course of the summer youth explore the basics of video and audio production, view and discuss documentary media, and learn how to produce and distribute meaningful media about community issues and traditions. 2016 is a pivotal year for central Appalachia as we transition from the extraction of fossil fuels towards the building of a new regional economy. The 2016 Summer Documentary Institute will expand upon AMI’s tradition of innovative media training with Envisioning Our Future: an 8-week program that utilizes documentary storytelling as a means to explore, produce and share youth-led visions for central Appalachia’s future. Youth interns will experience a broad range of workshops on media production, including podcasting, media campaign strategy, digital filmmaking, photography and web-based storytelling taught by regional artists. Collaboration We are pleased to be partnering with Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to connect urban and rural Appalachian youth through workshops and peer-to-peer training opportunities. This exchange will enable Pittsburgh and Whitesburg youth to participate in the media education resources of AMI and the educational opportunities of CMOA. Through digital and in-person meetings, youth will share their skills, visions and experiences through a collaboration on a series of short media pieces. Through the generous support of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, AMI youth interns will have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with acclaimed artists Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon on the production of a media piece for publication in a national media outlet.
Since 1988, the Appalachian Media Institute has provided opportunities for young people from Central Appalachia to explore their communities and develop their creative skills through the arts and media.
Since 1969, Appalshop has used media and the arts to work with communities to create positive social change; dispel cultural stereotypes; build opportunities for people to define their own history and culture; create a public space where people can come together to discuss their concerns; and find common ground and pursue solutions.
To learn more about AMI and Appalshop, please call Kate Fowler, at 606.633.0108.
To apply, please email your application to [email protected]
*Deadline for all submissions is 5pm on Friday, April 22nd