The Adobe Creative Residency at The Museum of Modern Art is a new initiative that seeks to support equity, learning, and creativity by providing vital resources for an artist to work with Museum experts and an artist mentor on a community-based project. The program supports a diverse group of creatives, expanding the legacy of the Adobe Creative Residency, established in 2015.
DonChristian Jones is the first Adobe Creative Resident at MoMA. DonChristian Jones is a New York–based artist, musician, and producer whose diverse artistic practice spans painting, music, film and video, time-based performance, and public murals, while blending genres of painting and performance installation. Jones’s work has been deeply influenced by engaging with various communities and a commitment to socially engaged art. In the spring of 2020, Jones founded Public Assistants, a community design studio and mutual-aid hub located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Public Assistants is an enclave of interdisciplinary creators and a space for queer and trans people of color to skill-share, create, and cultivate joy.
During Jones’s tenure as the inaugural Adobe Creative Resident at The Museum of Modern Art, Jones is proposing a multifaceted project that combines storytelling, collaborative artmaking, and community engagement with partners across New York City.
This collaboration is part of Adobe x Museums, a new global initiative by the Adobe Foundation to elevate diverse voices and support the next generation of creators through partnerships with world-renowned art institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Visit this page in late 2024 for information about the 2025 Adobe Creative Residency program at MoMA.