Welcome to WikiArt.org, the online home for visual arts from all around the world.
Aim of the project
Our primary goal is to make world’s art accessible to anyone and anywhere. WikiArt already features some 150.000 artworks by 2.500 artists, localized on 5 languages. These artworks are in museums, universities, town halls, and other civic buildings of more than 70 countries. Most of this art is not on public view. With your active involvement, we are planning to cover the entire art history of the Earth – from cave artworks to modern private collections. We also provide you with tools for translation on as many languages as needed.
The project is non-profit. We use donation and advertising as financial sources to cover hosting and technical service expenses. The content of the site is launched for free by our Volunteer Team – and you are welcome to join it. Check out ‘Donate’ and ‘How to contribute’ section to know more about it.
WikiArt presents both public domain and copyright protected artworks. The latter are showcased in accordance with fair use principle:
- as historically significant artworks
- as used for informational and educational purposes
- as readily available on the internet
- as low resolution copies unsuitable for commercial use
We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and remove copyright protected artworks, or block them for users from countries where infringement is alerted. But mostly we try to get artist’s permission to demonstrate his art, and confirm it with a credit line.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, please submit the notice by firstname.lastname@example.org
WikiArt filling system is based on wiki principle: free adding and editing the content by anyone who wants to participate. The quality and reliability of information is ensured by consistent moderation of all updates.
Wiki functionality of the site is still under construction and we are working hard to open editorial section for public. At present we encourage all our users to join WikiArt Volunteer Team. Check out ‘How to contribute’ section to know more about it.
We work in partnership with SocialTalents. “A small team developing outstanding social projects in arts, education, e-sales and e-marketing. For Web and Mobiles. To change the world by sharing knowledge and eliminate borders between any individual and future”.
WikiArt is for everyone who wants to see art, share it with friends, and discover stories behind it. Stay with us!