building creative momentum
for change

About Us

What is the Access to Media Education Society?

AMES boosts the imaginations and skillsets of young digital activists and creative change-makers by providing them with unique opportunities to MAKE and SHARE meaningful media.

The work, workshops and educational materials created through our programs are used in schools and other public settings to expand horizons, prompt courageous conversations and build momentum for change.

Acknowledging Shared Territories

AMES was born on the unsurrendered territory of the Penelakut people, and other Hul’q’umi’num speaking Nations who hold rights and responsibilities in and around the place that’s come to be known as Galiano Island. Most of our projects collaborators, and participants hail from the stolen and unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, colonially known as Vancouver.

Recent News

In May, AMES selected the art awardees for the ChARTing Change Contest! See more about the six chosen below!

Access to Media Education Society launches the ChARTing Change Art Contest on December 15th, 2020. This contest is designed to motivate youth ages 14-18 to create art that activates system change.

Join us online for the Access to Media Education Society’s 24th Annual General Meeting. We recognize the turbulent waters we’re in. This virtual gathering is a chance to safely connect with members of the extended AMES family.