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Rose Fellowship Seeks Applicants

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Rose Fellowship Seeks Applicants



The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral member of their host organization, fellows integrate design processes, artistic practices, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall.

By becoming a fellow, you will learn first-hand the dynamics, challenges, and potential of mission-driven real estate development, community organizing, and policy. You will also join a growing network of passionate and talented creative practitioners who are continuously changing what is possible in community development.

Host organizations join the Rose Fellowship for the opportunity to incorporate new talent and skills into their organization and for the challenge of transforming their organizational processes to better include architecture, design, art, culture and creativity for better outcomes of their developments.

  • Architectural fellows are designers with an accredited degree in architecture or landscape architecture with a passion for applying their skills in a community development context.
  • For this program, artists are defined as socially-engaged creative practitioners, teaching artists, and culture bearers working in all disciplines – including but not limited to: visual arts, performance, digital media, dance, theater, literary arts and multi-media.

AWARD AMOUNT:  Annual stipend plus benefits (varies by fellowship location)

ELIGIBILITY: Professional architects and artists legally able to work in the United States

DEADLINE: May 10, 2020

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD:  October 2020 – September 2022

Fellowship History

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship honors the late Frederick P. Rose, a prominent developer and philanthropist. Mr. Rose believed in the value of good design and the spirit of public service. Since its inception in 2000, the fellowship has achieved dramatic results in neighborhoods across the country through the creation or preservation of more than 10,000 sustainable and affordable homes.

Benefits of becoming a Rose Fellow

  • Two-year fellowship position
  • Salary and benefits
  • Annual networking and training retreats
  • Intensive on-the-ground training in community development
  • Professional development stipend and opportunities
  • Alumni network of 70+ leaders in social impact art and design

Applicant criteria

  • Applicants for architectural fellowships must have an NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture degree (B.Arch, M.Arch) or an equivalent level of professional experience
  • Applicants for landscape architecture fellowships must have a LAAB-Accredited Professional Landscape Architecture degrees (B.La, M.La).
  • Applicants for the arts fellowships must demonstrate experience in applying their artistic or cultural practice in a community-engaged context. We seek applicants with a minimum of either a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period.

Host Organizations

All fellowship candidates will be prompted to select their preferred location and host organization when they apply.

  • City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development – Boston, MA
    How can we create affordable housing driven by design excellence and efficient construction without contributing to increasing prices or losing local job opportunities?
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress  – Cleveland, OH
    How can human-centered urban design and landscape architecture strategies be employed to empower communities to achieve equity and resilience? **Landscape architecture fellowship
  • Develop Detroit – Detroit, MI
    How can resident-centric, inclusive design help revitalize legacy neighborhoods in a way that promotes equity for long-term residents and leverages placemaking to attract a range of new residents and businesses?
  • Human Solutions – Portland, OR
    How can we use art to redefine traditional American narratives and inside-the-box policy solutions to help pave the way to real racial and economic justice? **Artist fellowship
  • Mountain Housing Opportunities – Asheville, NC
    The Rose Fellow at Mountain Housing will work collaboratively with public health officials and affordable housing leaders towards the creation and promotion of healthy housing in our community, as well as expand MHO’s reach into the more rural counties of western North Carolina.
  • South Florida Community Land Trust – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    How can strategic housing investments in Transit Oriented Development (TOD) neighborhoods provide low-income households greater access to mass transit and opportunities for sustainable economic and social growth, while reducing the inequitable impacts of climate gentrification?
  • Telluride Foundations – Telluride, CO
    How do we demonstrate a proof of concept and create a replicable model that empowers rural communities to build affordable housing at scale for their teachers, working families and lower income residents that improves community health, well-being, and economic resilience?

What to Submit

  1. Application Requirements
  2. Resume or CV demonstrating relevant academic and community experience
  3. Essays and response to work plan
  4. Portfolio
  5. References
  6. In-person Interview

How to Submit

Submit here for the Artist fellowship.

Submit here for the Architect fellowship.

QUESTIONS?  Contact the Enterprise Rose Fellowship office at 781.235.2006 or


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