Applications for the 2020-2022 Rose Fellowship have closed

Applicants will be notified by July 1st if they have been invited to interview with the host organization to which they have applied.

The Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged architects and artists with local community development organizations. Together, we facilitate an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, healthy and affordable communities.

  • Our 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. Qualification requirements are specified in the work plans below.

All fellowship candidates will be prompted to select their preferred location and host organization when they apply. See below for more information about each of the seven host organizations, including detailed work plans and their specified qualifications for fellowships.

To gain a better understanding of the fellowship and ask questions to the hosts and current fellows, please click the link to register for each of the following webinars (recordings will be available if you can’t attend):

Meet the Hosts Webinar - recorded February 27, 2020
Panelist Information: Mark Matel and representatives from all seven new host organizations!
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Rose Fellowship Application FAQ Webinar - Recorded March 19, 2020
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Fellowship Eligibility

  • 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.

Application Requirements

  • Resume or CV demonstrating relevant academic and community experience
  • Essays and response to work plan
  • Portfolio
  • References
  • In-person Interview

Host Organizations for 2020-2022

Below are the 7 host organizations currently seeking fellows. Read their work plans to understand their vision and plans for the fellowship.

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?

Read our FAQ document.

For questions or for information on future fellowship opportunities, contact the Enterprise Rose Fellowship office at 781.235.2006 or

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