Create Fund Artist Investment Program

Our Create Fund Artist Investment Program concentrates on artists from diverse backgrounds that can help us fill content gaps in specific areas. Selected artists receive a cash grant, production, and marketing support, as well as other hands-on help needed to successfully complete their projects.

 
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Disability - All in

People with disabilities live full lives. Their experiences are as diverse as they are. That's why we're partnering with the Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment along with the World Institute on Disability to provide production grants to artists with disabilities and their allies. This initiative aims at building more authentic representations of disability across a broad range of environments, relationships, and issues.
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Diversity in 3D Program

Shutterstock has the largest 3D marketplace in the world. Under our Create Fund Artist Investment Program, we are offering a total of $30,000 in production grants to three 3D artists from diverse backgrounds to provide more opportunities as that marketplace grows. *Submissions are now closed*
 
Artist Investment Program Winners
We have been awarding grants to emerging artists since 2020. Get to know these recent winners and the amazing content they have produced.

Recent spotlights

 
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Authentically representing people with disabilities
Shutterstock, in partnership with the Global Alliance for Disability in Media and Entertainment and the World Institute on Disability, are proud to offer a guide to help you create more genuine portrayals of people with disabilities.
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Redefine How Aging is Portrayed
How we visualize aging matters. To help change the conversation, Shutterstock and the American Society on Aging have partnered to create a guidebook with suggestions for visual storytellers on how to showcase aging in a way that authentically represents and honors people’s identities and experiences.
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See Create Fund Grant contests
and partnerships from the past

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