One of the greatest struggles as a collage artist is finding content to collage with. Navigating copyright laws and blurred lines can be a long process and ain't nobody got time for that! For convenience, we wanted to compile a handful of resources to help aid you in your creation. Note that while these are all digital resources, the images can be printed if you intend to create a cut and paste work!
The Heritage Library collects beautiful illustrations from the past which are 100% free to use. They carefully researched and edited the content to make it useable for you in private or commercial projects. Get inspired by their free illustration bundles and create gorgeous packaging, postcards and more.
Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license. All photos are nicely tagged, searchable and also easy to discover through their discover pages. These images have been released into the public domain by creators, so you run no risk of copyright infringement.
In February 2017, The Met introduced its Open Access Initiative which makes all images of public-domain artworks and basic data on all accessioned works in its collection available for unrestricted use under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). Now anyone can download, share, and remix images and data about artworks in The Met collection.