Total loan: $8,500


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Rochester, NY, United States / Arts

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A loan helped to establish our co-living community housing at DUTCH Creatives' Collaborative - We house artists!

Brad's story

DUTCH Creatives' Collaborative is my magnum opus, and as a business, it perfectly fuses my passion for music and the local community of performing artists with the professional skills I have amassed over the last decade as a real estate operator. I've been a musician for 23 years and have loved participating in Rochester's music community. I have attended countless shows in houses, clubs, parks, bars, and amphitheaters, and I feel driven to support our community of talented musicians and performing artists. As a real estate operator, I have owned and managed low-income and market-rate housing, and have also led the development of a traditional co-working brand while serving as General Manager of a large mixed-use building in downtown Rochester. With DUTCH Creatives' Collaborative, I am creating an ecosystem of real estate operations that support Rochester's artists; we have renovated a 110-year-old church into rehearsal rooms, a flexible lounge/workspace, and stages for rehearsal and performance, and are committed to providing interactive educational programming. Beginning in November 2021, we will also provide community housing in the former rectory that is adjacent to the church. At its core, DUTCH Creatives' Collaborative is a community created by and for the creatives it serves, and our business strategy focuses on providing support to Rochester's music creatives as a means to further develop our city as a national music destination.