Announcing the new Creative Residency Community Fund.

The Adobe Creative Residency programme is launching a $1M Community Fund to support creators of visual digital work. We’ll offer grants of $500–$5,000USD for either a portfolio project or a paid Adobe project commission. The programme will run for 12 months starting May 2020 and we’ll be giving grants and commissioning work each month.

How it works

How the residency works.

Adobe Creative Residents receive access to the best creative tools and resources, along with guidance from advisors and a compensation package. In return, residents proactively pursue their own personal creative projects while sharing their processes, insights and inspirations with the community along the way.

Meet the 2020 residents.

From their studios in London and Denver, the newest Adobe Creative Residents are using photography and interaction design to explore positive uses of technology in daily life. Find out about their work and plans for the year.

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See what our residents are creating.

Follow them as they share their work and processes and discover how they're building careers guided by passion and vision.

The Beauty of Age by Laura Zalenga

The Beauty of Age by Laura Zalenga

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Creating Assets for Social Media with Cyn Lagos

Creating Assets for Social Media with Cyn Lagos

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Mermaid by Aiko Fukuda

Mermaid by Aiko Fukuda

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Creating a Youtube Series with Tyler Babin

Creating a Youtube Series with Tyler Babin

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Dream Big! by Octavia Bromell

Dream Big! by Octavia Bromell

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Veggie Interaction by Patricia Reiners

Veggie Interaction by Patricia Reiners

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What they say about the programme.

Format magazine

Format Magazine
What it’s Like to Land an All-Expenses-Paid Adobe Residency

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Forbes 1

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Why Adobe Pays Creatives To Do Whatever They Want For A Whole Year

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3 Adobe Creative Residency Recipients Tell Their Story

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How Adobe Creative Residency Programme Turns Passion Projects Into Careers

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In their own words.

Get inspired by stories from past residents and see how they've evolved from beginner to pro.    

Julia Nimke

Julia Nimke
Freelance photographer

“I love when someone tells me I inspired them to go to this country or do that kind of trip.”

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Nadine Kolodziey

Nadine Kolodziey
Artist, illustrator, designer

“I want people to be inside my work – to walk through it or to become part of it.”

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Laura Zalenga

Laura Zalenga
Portrait photographer

“Nothing compares to being out there with my camera, enjoying and exploring the world.”

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Rosa Kammermeier

Rosa Kammermeier
Lettering artist

“I want to make people stop in their daily lives and to spread a little positivity into the world.”

Read Rosa’s story

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