The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
This brochure outlines the background and mission of Artes Unidas de Michigan [United Arts of Michigan], including its relationship with previous initiatives to foster Latino and Chicano art and culture in Michigan and its goals to advance Latino arts and culture in the state by stimulating increased access to the arts through exhibitions, education, documentation and archival initiatives, leadership and economic development, and networking and outreach.
Artes Unidas de Michigan was founded in East Lansing, Michigan, by a group of visual and performance artists, writers, and historians (some of them affiliated with Michigan State University) to advance Latino arts and artists in the state. Members included Ana Luisa Cardona, an arts educator and cultural manager based in East Lansing, Michigan, and co-founder of Raza Art & Media Collective and Artes Unidas de Michigan; Lorenzo Lopez, a performance artist specializing in flamenco, Mexican folkloric, and Merengue dance; Mark Sullivan, associate professor in the music department at Michigan State University; Theresa Melendez, associate professor in the English department at Michigan State University and director of the Chicano/Latino Studies Program; and Nora Chapa Mendoza, a well-known painter in Detroit.