"Through our support of the arts, we're investing in innovation. A vibrant arts scene fosters an atmosphere of creativity — the kind that brings new ideas into workplaces and classrooms, stimulating communities and preparing for tomorrow's challenges."
— Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated; board of directors, Adobe Foundation
The Adobe Foundation supports the arts and creativity as forces for social innovation and for improving communities. We believe that art and design are tools to raise awareness and inspire creative solutions for social issues. Arts and Creativity Grants are focused on empowering people to communicate new ideas, tell their stories, and envision solutions. Grants are given to nonprofit organizations or programs with a primary focus on creating or exhibiting visual or multimedia art, or that use or teach art and design as tools to address social issues and to improve lives and communities.
Funding goals and context
Funding decisions are based on an interest in the following goals and spirit:
Applications for Arts and Creativity Grants are accepted by invitation only on an annual basis. To apply, a group must be a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity organization or an equivalent non-U.S. organization.