Register with The Commons
Thank you for your interest in joining The Commons on Flickr! We need to know a little about you and your institution. Also, if you can direct us to any existing online photography collections you currently display, that'd be great.
Once you've submitted your registration of interest, we'll send a confirmation email to the address you specify. Simply click on the included link to complete the registration process.
Things you should know before you register:
There must be "no known copyright restrictions" on the content you publish. You will also be expected to have a page hosted on your website that outlines your organization's understanding of "no known copyright restrictions". You can see examples of other pages like this here.
Your institution will need sign an additional Terms of Service agreement with Yahoo! Inc. related to your participation in The Commons.
You'll need to tend to your account and love it like it's a newborn lamb. This means that you'll have to set aside time to curate new photos to add on a regular basis, and read and respond to feedback given by the Flickr community. It’s rewarding and a lot of fun, but like most things worthwhile it does take time and effort.
We welcome institutions from all around the world, but ask that you please fill out the form in English only, as the team that handles the program is based in the U.S.
Please note: we require institutions to have a dedicated account for participation in The Commons. This means that any of your recent event photos or similar will need to be hosted in a separate Flickr account - the upside is that you get a whole account dedicated to your Commons loveliness.