When can I apply for the Creative Residency?
The 2018 application is now closed. Applications are open every year from mid-January through February. 
What are the dates of the Creative Residency year?
The Creative Residency runs from May through April each year.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Creative Residents must:
  • Live in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, or Canada
  • Be of legal age and status to work in their given country
  • Speak and write fluent English
  • Interact with the creative community in the primary language of the country in which they live — e.g.
    German residents in German, North American residents in English
Is there an age requirement?
You must be of legal working age in the country of your residence. Other than that, there are no age requirements or limitations. 
In which creative fields are you interested in finding candidates?
We have a focus on the following fields:
  • Photography
  • Digital drawing and painting
  • Graphic design (digital and print)
  • UI/UX design
  • Short-form online video


Can an individual apply with another person or as part of a team?
No. We currently accept only individuals for the Creative Residency.
Are Creative Residents paid?
Creative Residents are provided with health insurance and paid a full salary commensurate with their experience and geographical location. Adobe also covers each resident's travel and project costs, including hardware, during the Creative Residency.
Are Creative Residents required to relocate?
Creative Residents remain in their current living location with their existing studio setup. Residents will visit our Adobe San Francisco office once a quarter and can expect to spend up to 25% of their time traveling to creative events.
Can Creative Residents work for other clients during the residency?
The focus of the program is for Creative Residents to work on their projects and accomplish their long-term goals. Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Whom do I contact with additional questions about the Creative Residency?
Please drop us a note at CreativeResidency@adobe.com

Want to be a Creative Resident?


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