Leveraging art, culture, creativity and design in community development, often termed “creative placemaking” is a key strategy for building culturally-resilient communities and fostering a sense of belonging for residents. These strategies can increase social cohesion, strengthening the built environment and fostering connections between people.
Our Rose Architectural Fellow program has successfully placed architects at community development corporations (CDC) for over two decades bringing collaborative, community-engaged design to facilitate an inclusive approach that results in sustainable, healthy, affordable homes and neighborhoods.
Thanks to support from ArtPlace America, we have expanded the program’s scope to include artists. Paired with two local non-profit host organizations over a two-year period, Art-focused fellows will collaborate to build the capacity of community developers to leverage art, culture, creativity and design to advance their mission.
Host organizations will gain an infusion of creative capacity; artists will expand their skills in collaborating with community members; and Enterprise will learn and disseminate best practices for the field.