Use of Artworks

License & how you can use the artworks

All artworks published on The Greats can be used for free under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.

In short, this means that:

  1. You can only use the artworks for noncommercial purposes.
  2. You can copy and redistribute the artworks in any medium or format.
  3. You can remix, transform, and build upon the artworks.
  4. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  5. If you remix, transform, or build upon the artworks, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

See more about the license on the Creative Commons website.


I am an activist or a non-profit organisation - can I use the artworks in my work?
Yes! And that would be great. This is exactly why we created The Greats. Just remember to credit the artist in the way it is indicated in the artwork’s profile and in the Read Me file attached to the download.

You can also use the work file in the downloadable directory to edit and transform the artwork according to your needs. But again - you must credit the original author, no matter if you used it to create new material.

Can I print an artwork I downloaded from The Greats?
Yes, you can. As long as you don’t sell it or use it for commercial purposes, you are free to download and print all artworks.

Can I sell merchandise with artwork from The Greats printed on it?
No. Artworks published on can’t be used for commercial purposes no matter if you are a non-profit organisation, a company or an individual.

What is this “Download Files” button in every artwork?
All artworks published on The Greats come with a pack of materials which make the use of the artwork easier. Like social media files, poster files, etc., but most importantly - a work file.

Can I use The Greats logo?
Nope, sorry, that’s a trademark. You’ll have to contact us first at hello at thegreats dot co.

I am an artist and I have a question about the use of my artworks
Send us a message (here’s how you can Contact Us) and we’ll get to you shortly.

Who created The Greats?
The Greats is made with hope and love by Fine Acts - a global nonprofit studio for social impact, bridging human rights, art, and technology.

Can I create memes out of the artworks published on The Greats?
We don’t know. Can you?