Ana Luisa Cardona papers: 1973-2011
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Biography

Ana Luisa Cardona served as administrator of Latino arts and cultural programs, was an executive director of the Casa de Unidad Cultural Arts and Media Center in Detroit, the Raza Art & Media Collective (RAMC), Nuestras Artes de Michigan. Cardona is the founding board member of Artes Unidas de Michigan, a statewide partnership of organizations working to advance Latino arts and artists in Michigan. She served in an advisory role to VSA arts of Michigan and the Rural Arts and Culture Initiative of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs. She was also involved in the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, where she was a participant at the 9th Annual Conference and served as a contact for some of their bulletins. Cardona also has served on the National Endowment for the Humanities national review panel; was an Arts Management Fellow for the National Endowments for the Arts; served as a Consultant for Arts Education for Michigan Department of Education; and was member of the Michigan Department of Education's King*Chavez*Parks Initiative. She also held a Research Associate appointment with Michigan State University Museum.

Artist, columnist, photographer, and poet, she lectured and written for various publications and periodicals. Cardona interviewed Jack Delano, a photographer for the Farm Security Administration. Delano came to the University of Michigan as a visiting artist in 1984.

Cardona holds Masters of Arts degrees in Instructional Design and Technology, and in History of Art with a specialization in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan.