Adobe Creativity Grants Public Report

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2020 I. THE ADOBE CREATIVITY GRANTS With our ever changing workforce, it is becoming universally recognized that creativity is an important skill to have in our repertoire. However, access to creative education is not always equitable. Community based, creative youth organizations are providing advanced training to build creative skills and empowering young voices through various forms of media. They are also providing opportunities for creative career development by paving the way for a more diverse and inclusive creative industry. The Adobe Creativity Grants supported over 225 creative youth organizations from 41 countries with software donations and monetary grants to build upon their creative programming. In 2020 these organizations have directly impacted 49,104 young creatives. These creative youth organizations give young people spaces and opportunities to develop and grow their creative, technical, and cognitive skills for success in school, work, and life. Additionally, they provide young people with resources to learn how to creatively showcase their ideas about their interests, lives, and community to the rest of the world. Given the health and safety guidelines in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, these organizations were not discouraged from continuing to deliver their programming. Instead, they had found innovative ways to continue to connect and inspire their young creatives. From Instagram challenges to virtual workshops, these organizations are delivering programs that teach their young creatives new ways to create various types of media pieces using the limited technical resources available at home. These programs also provided a sense of stability and community during these unprecedented times, as creativity can be a powerful tool and source of expression. In this document you will be provided with a detailed summary of how these creative youth organizations are creating safer spaces for equity seeking young people to explore and develop their interests, creativity and use art as a tool for positive social impact. 3 NYC Salt Inc. BAYCAT

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