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Open Audiovisual Resources

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Open Audio Resources

Bandcamp

Music uploaded to Bandcamp with a Creative Commons license.

CCmixter

A community music remixing site featuring remixes and samples licensed under Creative Commons licenses. Over 38,000 (and growing) pieces of music are available.

The Free Music Archive

The FMA is a collection of high-quality, legal audio material curated by WFMU, a beloved freeform radio station in Jersey City, NJ. All material on the site contains a Creative Commons license so is available to use for free. 

Freesound

A collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, and more.

Internet Archive: Audio

A massive collection of freely available audio material that ranges from the Grateful Dead to old time radio shows, news programming, poetry and more.

Opsound

Similar to Freesound, Opsound is a database of freely available music from hundreds of genres and artists started as a project of the artist Sal Randolph.

Public Domain Project

Thousands of audio, image, and video files in the public domain from the collection of the Pond5 stock footage company.

YouTube Audio Library

A collection of free downloadable music for use in video or audio projects.

Wikimedia Commons: Sounds

"A database of 17,992,841 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute"

World Hip Hop Beats

A collection of Creative Commons licensed hip hop beats.

Open Image Resources

Artstor Images for Academic Publishing (IAP)

Free images for use in academic publishing, provided by museum collections.

CC Search

Search across several repositories, including YouTube, Google, SoundCloud, and more, for still images, music, and videos.

Flickr: Creative Commons

A collection of images published on Flickr using a Creative Commons license.

Getty Open Content Images   

Search over 10,000 images from Getty Museum and Research Institute collections made available for download.

NY Public Library Digital Gallery

Open access to over 700,000 digital images from the new York Public Library's collections.

Public Domain Project

Thousands of audio, image, and video files in the public domain from the collection of the Pond5 stock footage company.

Shared Shelf Commons

An open-access database of image collections shared by institutional users of Shared Shelf.

U.S. Government Photos and Images

A vast collection of photos and images from the U.S. Government, many of which are in the public domain and free to use.

Wellcome Images

Providing access to the visual collections of the Wellcome Library, which documents "2000 years of human culture" with a focus on biomedical imagery. Most images are open access, with others available for paid licensing.

Open Video Resources

Art History Teaching Resources

A peer-populated platform for art history teachers. Has a few museum videos in connection with specific classes, mostly teaching materials. Very well curated.

CC Search

Search across several repositories, including YouTube, Google, SoundCloud, and more, for still images, music, and videos.

Internet Archive - Moving Image Archive

Over 1.5 million digitized videos and clips, including cartoons, commercials and classic films, many public domain or available via Creative Commons license.

The Open Video Project

A repository of open access digitized videos for education and learning purposes.

Public Domain Project

Thousands of audio, image, and video files in the public domain from the collection of the Pond5 stock footage company.