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Open Culture Resources

The Open Culture program is dedicated to making our resources available to our diverse global audience. Many of our resources are available in multiple languages and we are grateful to our community of volunteers for expanding CC’s linguistic reach. Note that the original English version is the authoritative version on which all unofficial translations are based. Creative Commons does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the translations.

Open Culture Voices

Open Culture VOICES is a series of interviews with a wide range of experts from around the world on the benefits, challenges, and transformative power of open access to cultural heritage for institutions and the public alike.

Studies, Reports, and Guidelines


Nudging Users to Reference Institutions When Using Public Domain Materials, Creative Commons Guidelines

Don’t be a Dinosaur; or, The Benefits of Open Culture

Summary – Key Benefits of Open Culture


Towards a Recommendation on Open Culture (TAROC) — Two-Pager

Are the Creative Commons Public Domain Tools Fit-for-Purpose in the Cultural Heritage Sector? A Creative Commons Needs Assessment Report

Pioneers of Open, Three Case Studies of Library and Museum Early Adopters

Recommended Practices for Attribution


Creative Commons Policy Guide: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — A Call to Action to Policymakers

What are the Barriers to Open Culture? A Report by Creative Commons

Creative Commons Policy Paper: Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — An Agenda for Copyright Reform

Webinar Recordings

Open Culture Live — Webinar Series (2023)

Ethics of Open Sharing Webinar with Creative Commons and Wiki Loves Living Heritage

ResiliArt x Mondiacult — From Access to Culture to Contemporary Creativity

3D Scanning for Cultural Heritage Preservation, Access and Revitalization — Panel Recap

Towards Better Sharing of Cultural Heritage — Workshop Recording

Other Resources

Glossary on Open Culture/GLAM — Developed by an Open Culture Platform Working Group in 2022

Bibliography on Open Culture/GLAM — Developed by an Open Culture Platform Working Group in 2022

We Like to Share — Creative Commons community blog hosted on Medium. Here you can also submit content! Reach out to the team at to request to join.

Open Minds Podcast: Brigitte Vézina of Creative Commons on the CC Open Culture Program (February 2022)

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