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All your questions about Open Access Art Bot answered!

What is Open Access?

Quoting from Wikipedia: "Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other access barriers." We use this framework to bring you free and accessible art without worrying abouy copyright or ownership issues.

How do I add Open Access Art Bot to my Slack team?

It's easy, just click on the Add to Slack button!

Does Open Access Art Bot work in DMs, and public and private channels?

It does! You can send images to anyone or any channel in your Slack workspace.

Who can install Open Access Art Bot?

To install our bot you must be a workspace owner or admin. Learn more here.

Does Open Access Art Bot read my messages?

No, the bot only sees your requests for art.

I can't find the artwork I'm looking for!

It's possible it's not available in the collections we use, or that it's not Open Access. If you think a specific piece is missing please reach out and let us know!

How did you build Open Access Art Bot?

Open Access Art Bot is built using Node and BotKit and is Open Source. If you'd like to see the code for yourself click here.

Where can I ask a question or request a feature?

Mail us any time at