202 South Broadway #100
Urbana, IL 61801
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|The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center|
The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is a non-profit organization built to foster the creation and distribution of media and art emphasizing underrepresented voices and perspectives and to promote empowerment and expression through media and arts education. UC-IMC is the fiscal/legal sponsor for the global Independent Media Center network.
The IMC owns and operates a Community Media and Arts Center housed in the historic downtown Urbana post office building. The center includes a stage, community radio station, production studios, art studios, library, and meeting spaces. Members and non members alike are encouraged to propose new programs and offer events in the space.
Their calendar can be found here.
Current projects, programs and outreach
- Books to Prisoners
- Chambana.net Tech
- Computer Help Desk
- Makerspace Urbana
- The Public i
- Radical Librarians and Archivists
- UC-IMC Production, Shows, and Web
History and organizational documents
A good deal of the history and structure of UC-IMC has been written up and is available online, including:
- Mission Statement
- Foundational Documents and Meetings Minutes
- Overview of Organizational Structure
- Explanation of Relationship to the Global IMC network
- Historical Narrative
- Fact Sheet
This organization participated in a UIUC study on community technology use. For more on that see Study of UC2B Anchor Institutions' Technology Use