Murmur is a community resource for diverse DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and ephemeral media.. We support local independent creators (activists, writers, artists, and organizers) and collaborate with broader national and international connections. Our efforts are gaining broad recognition.The Atlanta Zine Fest recently won a Best Of Atlanta 2014 award in Creative Loafing. The Guardian also recognized AZF in its â€œTop 10 galleries, art attractions and events in Atlantaâ€ list. Murmur will sustain the longevity and ensure the diversity of these and other DIY-media projects.
Our programming offers invaluable and unique insight into DIY culture. We are provide spaces, tools, and educational resources with the specific intention of facilitating each individualâ€™s involvement in DIY. Our vision is to make this as expansive, affordable, and accessible as possible. We define the success of this goal by scope of our community outreach. We emphasize previously un–or under–tapped groups.â€œAtlanta Zine Fest is a misnomer. We provide monthly–or more–events and emphasize all DIY and ephemeral media, including flyers, cassette tapes, experimental films, zines, chapbooks, wheat pastes and so on. This has always been true of AZF. Murmur will allow us to more accurately and accessibly enact our vision,â€ explains Amanda Mills, Murmurâ€™s Executive Director. Other inaugural board members include Erica Jamison (MINT, Indigo Studios), Chanel Kim (BURNAWAY Magazine, Bookbright Media), James McConnell (Beep Beep Gallery, Mother), Allie Bashuk (The Goat Farm Arts Center), Thomas Fine (Atlanta Zine Fest), Ashley Anderson (Press Start to Begin), Jessie Feigert (GSU African American Studies graduate program), and Hira Mahmood (the Youngist, the Low Gallery).
Murmur will provide accessible spaces, technology, and other resources for the proliferation of DIY media. Help us enact this vision by coming to Murmur at Mother this Thursday and learn more about our mission!