Public Media Institute

is creating community radio, publications, visual arts, community services

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  • Discounts to all Lumpen Radio / Co-Prosperity events
  • Exclusive Access to Member's Only Annual Party
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  • Exclusive Access to Member's Only Annual Party
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About Public Media Institute

WHAT’S PUBLIC MEDIA INSTITUTE?

Founded in 2001, PMI imagines the community of the future with artists, independent journalists, and our neighbors. Over the years, innumerable publications, festivals, spaces, and projects have been created by PMI. In 2020, PMI's primary programs included Lumpen Magazine, Lumpen Radio, Community Kitchen + Canteen, Co-Prosperity, Quarantine Times, and Buddy.

Lumpen Radio

Launched in 2016, WLPN 105.5 FM broadcasts 24/7 community-generated and multilingual radio content and streams online at lumpenradio.com.

Lumpen Magazine

Since 1991, the arts, politics, and culture periodical Lumpen Magazine has distributed over 2 million free magazines to Chicago and beyond.

Co-Prosperity

Co-Prosperity is a 5000+ sq.ft. building that houses a visual arts gallery, performance space, publishing office, radio studio, and experimental cultural center.

Buddy

A shop at the Chicago Cultural Center selling Chicago-made goods and artwork. 100% of sales go to the artists. Now online at hi-buddy.org.

Quarantine Times

A COVID19 relief fund for over 300 artists during the pandemic. Quarantinetimes.org features hundreds of creative responses to the crises of 2020, and will soon be published as a 500-page book.

Community Kitchen + Canteen

The Community Kitchen + Canteen are food aid programs that provide 2,000+ meals a week to Chicagoans in need.
Are you really a non profit?
Yep! The Public Media Institute is a 501(c) 3 non profit corporation that may receive tax-deductible charitable contributions from individuals and corporations. Reach out to us if you'd like to make a larger donation or become a corporate sponsor.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
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