IN CREATIVE COMPANY: a co-working retreat for creative business owners

Friday, March 23rd to Tuesday, March 27th

A Drop Forge & Tool and
Hudson River Exchange Collaboration

Hunker down with us in Hudson NY for a few days in March and focus. Work on that business development project you keep leaving on the back burner : Do you need to update your website?  Set up an editorial calendar?  Write content, make a PR list, network, take product photos, design a newsletter, set up your business accounting?

Many classes and conferences offer you information and tools -- we want to provide you with the time and space, support and  encouragement to actually DO THE THING.  Tell us what you want to accomplish, and we’ll help you get it done! (Within reason, of course.)

All inclusive rates below include sleeping accommodations (mostly private rooms with double beds, plus two shared rooms) at Drop Forge & Tool’s residency spaces, which have shared baths, kitchens and common areas. You are also welcome to find your own housing, or if you are local, commute from home and pay the day rate.  All meals are included, so you don’t have to think about food while you work.

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Co- Working Registration fees:

  • Day rate (no lodging needed) $475
  • With lodging at DF&T per person private room w full size bed $675
  • With lodging per person double with 2 twins $625
  • With lodging per person shared room with curtain between beds (1 full / 1 twin) $650
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The main focus of Drop Forge & Tool’s creative residencies is collaborative creative work.  In that vein, this retreat is envisioned as not just providing space and time for individuals to get work done, but also an opportunity to connect with and learn from other creative business owners.

We'll have some planned group sessions around issues that participants are most interested in (survey in application) and you will have plenty of solo time to work on your project, as well as opportunities to have one-on-ones with Stella and present your work to the whole group for peer feedback.

The specific agenda and working sessions will be set once we have received all the applications and know what aspects of their business participants would like to focus on most.

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Included in registration fee: 

  • Opening reception – apps & bevs – Friday evening
  • Lunch (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
  • Dinner (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
  • All working sessions, resource materials, workshops, group crits, one-on-one meetings with helpful administrators, and party breaks, Saturday through Tuesday morning
  • A gift bag of fun schwag from supportive local businesses


At Drop Forge & Tool, we have beds for 7 - 9 folks between our two buildings and plenty of shared workspace.   2 rooms can be doubles if you would like to share with a friend.  You can see more about both spaces on airbnb HERE and HERE.


Tasty locally sourced meals will be provided!  (Indicate any dietary restrictions on application form.) Save all your creative energy for other things.  


Final payment in full due by Mar 15th to secure your spot. Acceptance is based on application submission so invitation is not transferable.

REFUND POLICY - Acceptance is based on application submission so invitation is not transferable and payments are non-refundable.

CANCELLATION POLICY - In the case of low enrollment, crazy weather, instructor illness, etc. we may need to cancel the retreat.  If this occurs, registered participants will be notified and receive a full refund.  In the case of weather, we will try to reschedule.

Email Stella Yoon at or Katharine Daugherty at


is a collaboration between Drop Forge & Tool and Hudson River Exchange. With a shared vision in supporting creatives through our programming, we’re coming together to present the first creative co-working retreat for creative business owners.