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Adobe announces Creative Residency Fund

Posted on May 4, 2020 by Pro Moviemaker

The fund consists of $1 million to support creators from varying fields with $500-$5,000 grants

In response to the extensive need in the creative community for support due to COVID-19, in addition to the payment, recipients of both the personal projects and commissioned projects will get additional support from Adobe, including a Creative Cloud membership and career guidance workshops.

The Creative Residency Community Fund will run for 12 months starting on 28th April, accepting applications each month. The fund is global and so people can apply from anywhere.

Additionally, Adobe is revealing its 2020-2021 class of the Adobe Creative Residency Programme.

Now in its sixth year, this programme offers creatives a year to work on a personal project, fully funded, while sharing their experience with the broader creative community. This year, Adobe is welcoming two new residents, UI/UX Designer Maddy Beard, and Photographer Christina Poku.

    • Christina Poku – A London-based photographer investigating the idea of technology as abundance. She’s using photography, GIFs, and set design to make staged scenes that explore how technology can create growth, build community, and change barriers to access. Her long-term goal is to run a full-service photography studio and multidisciplinary practice that merges physical and virtual elements in digital images.
    • Maddy Beard – A Denver-based UI/UX product designer exploring the use of interaction design to promote mindfulness in daily life. She’s partnering with brands to design experiences that help people use tech as a tool rather than a crutch. In the future, she hopes to have a career as a freelance designer. She’d like to work for innovative brands, create designs that reach millions of people, and be a leader in the design community.

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