Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Annual Amount


Additional Selection Criteria

The Creative Residency Community Fund is open to creators in all countries*.  In addition, you also need to be:

  • Proficient in English (except for Japanese candidates, who must be proficient in Japanese)
  • At least 18 years old (no advanced degree needed)
  • Have a PayPal account or bank account in your name
  • Be a creator of visual work

*Residents or persons in embargoes countries or countries subject to U.S. of local export restrictions are not eligible.

The creative fields that Adobe supports:

They always consider great, visual projects of all types, and they're especially interested in the following types of work:

  • Video
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • 3D
  • Motion design
  • Product/Interface design (UI/UX)

Application Process

What you can apply for:

You can choose to apply for one of the following:  a paid Adobe project commission or a grant for your own project.

  • Funded creative projects:
    • You will apply with your own creative project
    • If your project is selected for funding, you'll receive a grant of anywhere between $500 and $5,000, with the amount to be determined by the selection committee.
  • Adobe commissions:
    • No project proposal required
    • If you're selected to work on commission, you'll receive between $500 and $5,000.  The amount will be determined by the selection committee based on the length of the engagement and the scope of work.
    • Commission opportunities vary depending on time of year and company focus.
    • Selection is determined based on how well a candidate's skills match the opportunities available.

Application timeline:

They'll accept and evaluate applications on a rolling basis, according to the schedule below.  Applicants who do not get a response are kept in the consideration pool for the following month.  You can only apply once.

2021 Application due                          Funding begins

1 March 2021                                         5 April 2021

1 April 2021                                           3 May 2021

1 May 2021                                            7 June 2021

The application form:

Both applications will ask you for the following:

  • Contact information, portfolio and social links
  • Citizenship
  • Confirmation that you meet the minimum age
  • Creative field
  • Current work situation
  • Permission (you have legal permission to use all music, images, and/or logos used in your project)

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