Frequently asked questions

Community Fund FAQ

We accept and evaluate applications on a rolling basis. Most applicants hear back within 60 days, but response times can vary.

No, you can apply to the Community Fund only once.

To be considered for the Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund, you must be:

  • A creator with a professional portfolio of visual creative work 
  • Able to communicate in English
  • At least 18 years old (no advanced degree needed) 
  • The owner of a bank account in your name at a bank that can receive a money wire from the United States
  • Any of the following:
    • A refugee or an internally displaced person due to the 2022 Russian invasion in Ukraine
    • A current resident of Ukraine
    • Financially supporting either of the above

Yes. However, you may apply to the Community Fund only once, whereas you may apply to be a Creative Resident as many times as you like. Creative Resident alumni are not eligible for the Community Fund. 

The Community Fund is an ongoing program.

Recipients are selected by the Adobe Corporate Social Responsibility team along with subject matter experts whose skills and knowledge in different areas of design, photography, art, and so on give them the tools to assess each submission. In their sole discretion, they choose award winners based on the excellence of an applicant’s work, alignment with Adobe’s core values, the number of applicants, and the availability of funds. In addition, Adobe may, upon further review, disqualify award winners — even after notification — if it determines that an award might generate negative publicity about Adobe or the Community Fund, or for any other reason in its sole discretion. By accepting an award, winners agree to hold Adobe and its respective directors, officers, and employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the award.


The selection committee considers applicants from all visual disciplines with a digital component and focus on the following fields:

  • Video
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Product/interface design (UI/UX)
  • Illustration

Send your questions to Note: Due to the high volume of emails we receive year-round, we reply only to questions not answered on our site. 

Creative Residency FAQ

Please visit each museum’s site for eligibility and application details: MoMAV&A.

Adobe will to provide digital design guidance, Adobe product support, and free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan to Creative Residents. Opportunities for thought leadership at Adobe-sponsored events are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Adobe and the Adobe Foundation hope to collaborate with the museums in the program for three to five years each, and they plan to collaborate with more museums around the world in the future. 

Aspects of project proposals intended for the former Adobe Creative Residency program may be relevant to the evolved program. Application details can be found on each museum’s site: MoMAV&A.

Send your questions to Due to the high volume of emails we receive each year, we reply only to questions not answered on our site.