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Russ Collins

Art House Convergence
Founding Director
Ann Arbor, Michigan
RUSS COLLINS believes in the value and power of art, especially cinema, and community. Fortified by two degrees from the U of Michigan, he is the long-serving Executive Director of Michigan Theater Foundation (Michigan Theater, State Theatre, Art House Convergence, Cinetopia Festival) in Ann Arbor. Last year, much to his surprise, the Art House Convergence named its Professional Service Award in his honor. Last year he also helped oversee the $6.5 million renovation of the historic State Theatre, which reopened in December. Russ is married to Deb Polich a similarly passionate Arts Administrator. They have three married 30-something children and two cuddly, wonderful grandchildren.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, January 17

4:15pm MST

Wednesday, January 18

10:30am MST


My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, January 17

8:30am MST