Community Fund FAQ
When will Community Fund recipients be notified?
The program hires for commissions each month. Typically, applicants are notified of their application status within 30-60 days of their submission.
What kind of commission work will I get if I’m accepted through the application process?
Commission work depends on Adobe’s needs as well as your skills and the strength of your portfolio. Commissions can range from writing and recording a tutorial to making a video to creating commissioned artwork for use in an application or on social media.
If I receive a commission for my personal creative project, what kind of license agreement will be put in place?
We’ll ask you to sign our license agreement, which gives Adobe non-exclusive rights to use your commissioned work for:
Marketing purposes — Your work may appear on our website, blog, social channels, and promotional videos as well as in press images created by us and by third parties (such as our press agencies and partners) when promoting the Creative Residency Community Fund and Adobe apps.
In-app screens — Your work may be featured onscreen when customers open Adobe apps.
Education — Your work may be featured in Adobe tutorials and workshops.
You’ll of course retain all copyright to your work and can license it to others as well.
Do Community Fund recipients receive any additional benefits besides money?
Yes, Fund recipients receive one-year memberships to Adobe Creative Cloud and Skillshare along with free Adobe Stock assets.
Can I apply more than once?
No, you can only apply to the Community Fund once.
I applied to the Creative Residency this year but was not selected. May I apply to the Community Fund?
Yes, you may apply for both the Community Fund and the Creative Residency. However, you may only apply to the Community Fund once, whereas you may apply for the Creative Residency as many times as you like. Creative Residency alumni are not eligible for the Community Fund.
How long will the Community Fund last?
The Community Fund is an ongoing program.
Who’s on the selection committee for the Community Fund?
The selection committee consists of Adobe subject matter experts whose skills and knowledge in different areas of design, photography, etc. give them the tools to assess each submission. Selection for Adobe-commissioned projects is based on how well an applicant’s skills match the opportunities available, and opportunities vary depending on time of year and company focus. We’re considering applicants from all visual disciplines that have a digital component and focus on the following fields:
Whom do I contact with additional questions about the Creative Residency Community Fund?
Send your questions to CreativeResidency@adobe.com
Note: Due to the high volume of emails we receive year-round, we reply only to questions not answered on our site.