Want an entire year to devote to a personal project? Want to do it with a full salary and benefits, plus access to whatever equipment you need? Apply for the Adobe Creative Residency!
The Creative Residency is a pretty sweet gig. If accepted, you'll spend a year completely focused on your personal project. You'll get help from Adobe's support team to realize your goals, Creative Cloud access, and any hardware needed for the endeavor. In addition, you'll also have chances to meet and learn from industry creatives, access to events such as Adobe MAX, a bump in exposure, and did I mention a full salary (commensurate with your location and experience) and health benefits?
As an example, one such current Creative Resident is Graphic Designer and Letterer Christine Herrin, who is designing a travel journal meant to motivate people to document their lives in a deeper fashion. Residencies are fairly common over here in the classical music world, and I can tell you that every one of my friends who has done one has been tremendously thankful for the experience. As far as these go, Adobe's offering is pretty top-notch in terms of benefits and support.
If you're interested, you can apply here.
one sliiiiightly small detail...
only people living in the US, Canada and Germany can apply.
Yes, shame, was interesting just to see the process. Could be an update to the post @alex cooke