Rose Fellowship Application Deadline


April 14, 2019

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

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 and 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 eight host organizations, including detailed work plans and their specified qualifications for fellowships.

For the architectural fellowship:


For the arts fellowship:


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):

February 12, 2019, 2:00 PM ET: Meet the Hosts Webinar - Part 1 (recording)

Panelist Information: Mark Matel, Nella Young, Ray Demers - Enterprise Community Partners; Grant Sunoo - Little Tokyo Service Center; Chris Cirillo -Ascendant Neighborhood Development; Claudette Karr - Coalfield Development; Paula Suchland - Foundation Communities

February 14, 2019, 2:00 PM ET: Meet the Hosts - Part 2 (recording)

March 14, 2019 2:00 PM ET: FAQ with Rose Fellows


  • 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 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

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