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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Welcome to Our New Administrative Associate

Please help us welcome Daniel Aguirre to the staff. Dan has been hired as the UC-IMC's new part-time Administrative Associate. You can reach him at daniel (at) ucimc (dot) org.

We're hiring!

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) is seeking a Venue Management Intern. Do you have an interest in venue management, community programs, basic sound engineering, arts and culture? Find out more about this paid internship here.

UCIMC's 20th VIRTUAL Anniversary Events: Sept 2020- Sept 2021

These events are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Urbana Arts Grant Program

Learn more about our 20th Anniversary and how to attend these events virtually.

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Foundation (UCIMC) is a grassroots organization that supports the creation and distribution of media and art that emphasizes underrepresented voices and perspectives, and promotes empowerment and expression through media and arts education.

Media + Art + Tech for Social Change!

The UCIMC was founded in 2000 by a collective of artists and activists who wanted to democratize access to arts and media production in the wake of media consolidation and the defunding of the arts. Racial and economic divides were widening, and our creative community was stifled by the limited ability of media outlets to present local artists.

The UCIMC founders aimed to invent the space, resources, and atmosphere to draw artists and community members together to investigate local problems and design solutions. We envisioned a center where collaboration, cross pollination, and serendipitous interaction were encouraged; where youth could participate in a creative "third space" as an alternative to home or school; where consumers could be producers; and where the power of media, art, and narrative to transform our community could be realized.

Looking for UCIMC's new virtual event series, Sounds Like Community?

About our space and activities:

We rent out our event spaces, but we are so much more than a really great venue. We are the home of UC Books to Prisoners, Makerspace Urbana, the Bike Project of UC, the Public i newspaper, WRFU 104.5FM, The Radical Librarians and Anarchist Archivists collective, a world-renowned zine collection, and so much more. We are THE Place to plant your ideas.

Stay informed! Sign up for our periodic newsletter - you do not want to miss out on events, shows, meetings, workshops, and much more! Especially our 20th anniversary events!