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Kanopy Streaming

High-quality videos featuring documentaries and feature films
Kanopy is currently limited to selected films for which UArts has an active rental. See the list of available films.

Offers high-quality streaming video of feature films, documentaries, and educational programming from thousands of producers, including: The Criterion Collection, BBC, PBS, Kino Lorber, and A & E.

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APM Music

Production music for use in film, television, and multimedia projects. For full access, register for an account using your UArts email

APM Music has over 50 diverse libraries and 730,000 tracks that you may use for academic projects.

You may browse for free, but in order to download, register for an account using your UArts email.

Please check their terms and conditions for possible restrictions of the use of specific recordings, especially those owned by MLB or the NFL.

Digital Theatre+ on-campus

   (full access, on-campus only)

Digital Theatre+ off-campus

   (for off-campus access; not all videos will play)

Digital Theatre+ offers full-length video of plays from London's West End and beyond. Use the appropriate link above based on your location.

Offers high-quality streaming video of British theatre productions and interviews with people involved in all aspects of theatre.

Omnimusic (now part of APM Music -- see above)

Production music for use in film, television, theater, and multimedia projects

As of January 1, 2020, Omnimusic has ceased operations. All their tracks have been incorporated into APM Music.

Omnimusic offers tens of thousands of production music tracks for non-profit academic use in film, television, theater, and multimedia projects. Tracks are sorted by style, mood, and tempo and may be downloaded as mp3 or wav files.

Full-length films of contemporary performances

A website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films to your TV, desktop or mobile device. [On the Boards] are one of the first contemporary performance organizations to begin filming works by top caliber artists with multiple high-definition cameras, collaboratively editing the films with the artists, and delivering feature-length performance films to audiences around the globe.

"Founded by artists in 1978, [they] work to introduce audiences to artistic innovators who are defining the future of dance, theater and music whether on our stage in Seattle or on the global screen. … provides access to works by the leading voices from the field of contemporary performance, some of which will never be performed again.
--On the Boards Theater

Qwest TV

The world's first video-on-demand streaming service dedicated to jazz and related music.

In addition to streaming concerts from artists ranging from the Art Ensemble of Chicago to Sun Ra, and documentaries covering everything from Blue Note to Greg Osby, QwestTV is growing to include articles by international jazz journalists and experts, album reviews, quizzes, interviews, and more.


An online archive of new media art

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Founded in 1999, the Rhizome ArtBase is an online archive of new media art containing some 2174 art works, and growing. The ArtBase encompasses a vast range of projects by artists all over the world that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers to aesthetics and critical ends.

Rock's Backpages

The online library of pop music journalism

Over 30,000 articles with weekly updates by music journalists collected over the last 50 years, covering all popular music genres from rock to rockabilly, jazz to hip hop. Rock's Backpages also includes streaming audio interviews with artists ranging from Afrika Bambaataa to Lemmy to The Zombies, curated from the 70s to today.

Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

Full length performances from the reconstructed Jacobean theater

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