We founded the Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund in early 2020, in response to the extensive need in the creative community for support during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. At Adobe we believe that everyone has a story to tell and that those stories deserve to be heard. When we elevate and invest to ensure a broader and more diverse set of voices are heard, we can create change within ourselves, our communities, and the world. The past year has shown us that in times of uncertainty people are turning to creative expression to learn, cope and make an impact. That’s why we are committed to leading the way and enabling ‘Creativity for All,’ empowering professional creators of all backgrounds to have access to the tools, skills, and inspiration they need to continue to create stories and share their diverse and unique perspectives.
This year, we have witnessed the unprovoked, violent attacks on Ukraine and the tragic loss of innocent lives. As we see this tragedy unfold, we believe we have a responsibility to support creators during the growing humanitarian crisis and refugee situation in the region. We will now be focusing our Community Fund efforts on providing support to those creators who have been directly impacted by the unjustified invasion of Ukraine.