APPLY NOW for $28
MARCH 25–30, 2018
AT CHICO HOT SPRINGS | PRAY, MONTANA

$2,450 TOTAL

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • Lectures from key decision-makers in editorial, commercial, and fine-art markets
  • Portfolio reviews by keynote speakers and additional reviewers from major national outlets
  • Three meals a day & hot springs entry
  • Priceless connections, insight, and opportunities

DETAILS

  • You'll have the opportunity to choose your accommodations, which we'll help you book upon acceptance.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $28 counts toward total, if selected.
  • Call for applications closes Monday, January 8.
  • All portfolios will be reviewed, and selected attendees will be notified via email by Monday, January 15. 
  • Attendees will have one week to secure their spot by paying a 50% deposit on Monday, January 22.
  • Full fee is due by Monday, February 26.
  • Please read the Terms & Conditions below.
     

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

By registering above, you understand that you are entering your photography portfolio into consideration for an all-inclusive portfolio showcase at in Montana. The registration fee of $2,450 covers lectures, meals, and portfolio reviews at Chico Hot Springs Resort, but you are responsible for your travel to and from the seminar. Upon acceptance, we will collect an additional fee for the accommodations you choose and book lodging on your behalf. The Collective Quarterly will review all portfolios and offer invitations based on merit.

Sunday (3/25) and Friday (3/30) are considered arrival and departure days. Lectures, panel discussions, and reviews will take place starting Monday, concluding Thursday. The Collective Quarterly will provide three meals per day Monday through Thursday.

The $28 application fee is non-refundable but will count toward your total payment if selected. The tuition fee for the workshop is $2,450. If selected, a 50% deposit of $1,225 is due by Monday, January 22, with the remaining $1,197 due on Monday, February 26. 

All fees are non-refundable. However, in the unlikely event that The Collective Quarterly cancels or reschedules the Event, The Collective Quarterly will make a reasonable effort to notify you and, if necessary, reimburse the full registration fee. The Collective Quarterly is not responsible for reimbursing travel expenses if the Event is canceled. 


FAQs

HOW DID YOU DETERMINE THE PRICE?

This is an all-inclusive event (lectures, reviews, and food) across four days with six keynote speakers and 12 additional reviers—all nationally and internationally recognized. Other workshops may appear to be a little cheaper by leaving attendees on their own for their room & board. Attendees of those events may be able to save a little by taking a barebones approach, but we wanted to put together our own event that takes care of all of those details so folks can focus on the work for a price that isn’t much more than what it costs to spend a week in Montana by itself.

Considering the high caliber of our panel of speakers, we feel it’s a rare and valuable opportunity to have them all in the same place together (compared to the legwork required in setting up solo meetings during a costly trip to New York or LA, with no guarantee of accessing top decision-makers.)

IT FEELS LIKE A BIG INVESTMENT.

We believe your career is worth investing in. Portfolios get you in the door (so let’s take yours to the next level). But even when you’re in the door, our industry is built on personal relationships (so let us introduce you to the decision-makers you should know). We believe that we can help our audience and creative community find sustainable creative work. And if we succeed, we'll have an even better community to work with.

WHO WILL BE REVIEWING MY PORTFOLIO?

That’s the beauty of this workshop: Attendees will get reviews from the keynote speakers as well as a mix of additional reviewers with the highest credentials. Attendees will get a 25- to 30-minute session with eight reviewers over the course of the event.

WHAT KIND OF LECTURES WILL THE SPEAKERS BE GIVING?

Lectures will focus on key information attendees need to know about succeeding in the industry today, with a mix of case studies thrown in from speakers’ from their recent work (for example, D.W. Pine will be talking about how TIME magazine covers come together, key realizations he discovered while putting together their edition on the 100 Most Influential Photos of All Time, and how to hustle successfully as a freelancer.)

There will also be Q&A sessions with the panel as a whole, allowing a third avenue to get specific questions answered outside of your six review sessions.

WILL THERE BE TIME TO INTERACT WITH THE SPEAKERS OUTSIDE OF THEIR LECTURES?

Our speakers will be around for the entire five days, with ample time to chat and connect during the off time around the resort. Eighteen total professionals is a high ratio of reviewers to attendess—and we imagine that many of our attendees will want to go to Livingston, Yellowstone National Park, or just shoot around. We’re confident that if you want time and are proactive, you’ll get as much as you want.

HOW MUCH OF THE FOCUS IS EDITORIAL VS. COMMERCIAL VS. FINE ART?

We’ll be representing all three equally. In our experience, editorial gives you flexibility when experimenting with style, funding personal projects, and gaining legitimacy in your artistic voice when it comes to more serious endeavors like art books, gallery shows, etc. It also allows for a second or even third life to your work, if know how to leverage the appropriate usage rights.

While commercial work pays more, you also have to give up more of your creative control. That being said, it is of course an essential part of making a living as a visual artist and we’ll be delving into how to combine the two so that you can achieve the best of both worlds by earning a substantial living while also having the freedom to explore and grow as a storyteller.