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NEW: For the first time in the history of the Rose Fellowship, we are piloting arts' fellowships! Learn more.

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.

Meet the network of Enterprise Rose Fellows and visit our video library to see examples of projects they have worked on.

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

Benefits of becoming a Host Organization for a Rose Fellow

  • Added capacity of a designer, artist, or culture-bearer for a two-year fellowship position
  • Exposure to best-practice in equitable community developments from Enterprise
  • Opportunity to transform your organization to better leverage design, arts and culture, and creative practices to positively impact your communities
  • Alumni network of over 80 host organizations

Our Core Principles

  • Excellence in Practice: Fellows draw on their experiences in the arts and architectural fields to improve economic, social, cultural, health, and environmental outcomes in neighborhoods through embedding creative practices in long-term collaborations with community members.
  • Community Participation: Fellows become an integral piece of the network among residents, local leaders, advocates, and government officials championing community-based design and development that reflects local residents’ needs and desires.
  • Sustainability and Resilience: Fellows integrate Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria and other leading sustainable building methods to transform the design, location, and building of affordable homes for people of low-income.

Our 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.


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