Sites for Art, Pictures, Music, and Video
NOTE: Be sure to check if you need to obtain permissions to use resources linked at
these sites. Contact the site owners. Under Music and Video, note links for
obtaining CCLI or CVLI licenses.
Art and Pictures: Bible Related
- Biblical Art on the WWW
- Start here first. Great database and has the benefit of thumbnail previews.
Search by biblical subject, text, artist, or word
- Textweek.com-art -
Second place to look: organized by theme, Scripture text, or lectionary date
- Art and the Bible - A well
organized site; search by artwork titles or by Scripture text (full KJV on
site); more of a tasteful selection of art than an attempt at
comprehensiveness; especially nice section on Rembrandt
- BiblePlaces.com - Photos of
Israel from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands - free for personal /
- Bible Picture Gallery
includes free images
- Church - Free
Pictures - FreeFoto.Com - Categories include: church, backgrounds, Bible
verses, Bibles, candles, cathedrals, church buildings, church flowers, church
music, church window, Easter, graveyard, harvest, remembrance, stained glass,
The Easter Story Links to Art
- Digital Projects
Yale Divinity Library: Three Databases:
- Holy Land Photos - Free images of the
Spiritual Exercises in Pictures - woodcuts
- The Ecole
Initiative Index of Images
- Ian Pollock:
Miracles and Parables of Christ
- La página de Cerezo
Barredo - free graphics to use organized according to Lectionary Year and
Frank Wesley - Indian Christian Artist
He Qi Arts - beautiful biblical art
combining Chinese and Western influences
Art and Pictures: Other
Sites for 'free' music to use with PowerPoints, videos, etc. that are for
non-commercial use (as always, there are usually some restrictions; be sure to
read the details of the licenses
- To legally show clips from videos in a church or other non-profit, you
need to obtain a CVLI License. License
fees start at $199/year and are more for larger churches. The basic license
does also include access to ScreenVue
which has a searchable database for themes. For additional cost one can also
- Textweek Movie Index:
Includes both a movie title index and a movie theme index. Also use
the to find the text. Then scroll down for links to Movie scenes.
- WingClips: A great site with
searching by movie title or by theme. Clips are all nicely edited and can be
used for free even without a CVLI license. A free subscription allows
320x240 resolution downloads. A premium subscription allows for 640x480
resolution downloads and more.
Work of the People: Visual Media for Mission and Worship: "The Work Of the People is a community of artists who create visual media for the church to re-orient God's people around Jesus' good news and mission to make all things new."
There are films, visual liturgy clips, loops, and stills. Some are free, but
most are available for individual purchase at around $15.
- GodTube: "GodTube.com is a dynamic community of people who are looking to connect, share, and belong. In its simplest form, GodTube is a video-driven social network where users can explore their faith and the tenets of Christianity."