Shutterstock is committed to ensuring our content is representative of a globally diverse world—offering diverse perspectives in both our visuals and in the artists who create them. Through The Create Fund, we provide artists with financial and professional support to empower historically excluded artists, help fill content gaps, and further diversity and inclusion within our content library and contributor network.


Artist Investment Program

Through our Artist Investment Program, Shutterstock is providing mentorships, cash grants and other support to empower historically excluded artists in the stock content industry. If you are interested in learning more and would like to receive hands-on support on helping you to create content, sign up for our Artist Investment Program.
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Grant Contest Program

We are partnering with a variety of leading organizations to help change the conversation about important diversity and inclusion topics. We aim to help lessen the barrier for—and invest in—artists committed to highlighting diversity, inclusion, social justice, and environmental awareness through the content they create.


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The Create Fund + It Gets Better

  • In partnership with It Gets Better, this grant aims to increase the accuracy and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community in visual media, all while supporting artists who understand the power of diversity. *Submissions are now closed*
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