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The Enterprise Rose Fellowship is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020.
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The innovative model of the Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners architects, landscape architects, and community-engaged artists with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach that results in sustainable, healthy, and affordable communities.

Core Principles of the Rose Fellowship 

  • Excellence in Practice: Fellows draw on their experiences in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and the arts to embed creative practices into the work of their host organizations and as a means to improve the economic, social, cultural, health, and environmental outcomes in the neighborhoods where they serve.
  • Community Participation: Fellows become integral members of networks among residents, local leaders, advocates, and government officials to champion community-based design and development that reflects local residents’ needs and desires.
  • Sustainability and Resilience: Fellows employ environmental sustainability and cultural resilience principles, such as Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria and Cultural Resilience Framework, among others, in support of their host organizations’ and communities’ mission to advance more equitable and just futures. They are also committed to staying abreast of the continually evolving and leading practices in these areas.

Benefits of becoming a Rose Fellow

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.

  • 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

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 Host Organization for a Rose Fellow

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.

  • 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 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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