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WHAT IS IT?

Our industry relies on relationships. Your portfolio may get you in the door, but without a personal connection and rapport, even the best artists struggle long term. We're excited to offer this workshop not only to sharpen your skills but also to give you a forum to network and build your relationships with high-caliber professionals. 

Tuition includes lectures, lodging, and food. We'll share our meals together, with the goal of facilitating meaningful connections between speakers and like-minded artists. Each evening, you'll commune over beers at the hot springs—with plenty of time to talk shop and explore new ideas while growing your network with and meeting potential clients. All of this in the spot that many have fondly declared to be "The Last Best Place."
 

WHERE IS IT?

If there really is a place “where everybody knows your name,” it’s not in Boston. Try 2,300 miles to the west, in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Nestled at the foot of Emigrant Peak and 2 miles from the Yellowstone River, sits Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa, a locals’ haven for rest and relaxation since 1900.

Those Tinseltown names include John Mayer and Michael Keaton. Dennis Quaid’s band once played in the Chico saloon. And hell, Jeff Bridges met his wife when she was working here as a waitress while he filmed Rancho Deluxe about 40 years ago. (They still have a house nearby.) For locals, this establishment is a communal sanctuary—one they are fortunately willing to share. “It’s a level playing field,” says Colin Davis, Chico's owner and general manager. “There is no pecking order here.”

There's live music every Friday and Saturday night, and the dance floor becomes a mixing bowl. Picture a nonchalant cowboy walking across the room, tipping his hat to a girl from Los Angeles before taking her for a spin, and you'll get the idea.
 

WHEN IS IT?

  • Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, 2017
  • Five days, four nights.
  • Portfolio review takes place Tuesday – Thursday.
  • All for roughly the cost of simply staying at Chico during your vacation.