Community Fund FAQs
When will Community Fund recipients be notified?
The programme runs for 12 months starting April 2020 and gives grants each month. Recipients will be notified within 30-60 days of their application submission.
What kind of commission work will I get if I am accepted through the application process?
Commission work depends on the needs of Adobe and your skills and strength of your portfolio. It can range from writing an article or tutorial, to making a video or a commissioned artwork for use in an application or on social media.
Do Community Fund recipients receive any additional benefits besides money?
Yes, fund recipients will receive a one year membership to Creative Cloud.
Can I apply for the fund more than once?
No, you can only apply to the Community Fund once for the 2020-2021 year.
I applied to the Creative Residency this year but was not selected. Can I apply to the Community Fund?
Yes, you can apply for the Community Fund. You can only apply to the Community Fund once.
How long will the Community Fund last?
The Community Fund will run for 1 year (12 months) starting on 1 May, 2020 until 30 April 2021.
If I am selected to receive funding for a personal project from the Community Fund what happens next?
If your personal project is selected for funding, you’ll receive a grant of anywhere between US$500 and US$5,000 after you complete the requested grant agreement, with the exact amount to be determined by the selection committee.
Who is on the selection committee for the fund?
The selection committee for the Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund will consist of Adobe subject matter experts, spanning various facets of design, photography etc., who can wholly assess each submission. Selection for Adobe-commissioned projects are based on how well a candidate’s skills match the opportunities available and commission opportunities vary depending on time of year and company focus. For grant applications, we are considering applicants from all visual disciplines that have a digital component and focus on the following fields:
- Short-form online video
- Digital drawing and painting
- Graphic design (digital and print)
- Experience, interaction, interface design (UX/UI/VX/XD)
- Motion design
Whom do I contact with additional questions about the Creative Residency Community Fund?
You can ask us any additional quesitons at CreativeResidency@adobe.com
Note: Due to the high volume of emails we receive year round, we reply only to questions not answered above.