Artists Registry FAQs

Learn more about using the Artists Registry, a virtual art gallery created by members of a diverse artistic community to express their reactions to 9/11 through visual, tactile, or auditory media.

An artist's painting shows three yellow-clad firemen disappearing into a smokey scene.
"The Responders" by Richard Greene
FAQ List

What is the 9/11 Memorial Artists Registry?

The Artists Registry is an online digital database created to provide a gathering place and virtual gallery for visual art, poetry, music, and other mediums by a diverse group of artists created in response to the events of September 11, 2001. Additionally, it is intended to serve as a resource for the artistic community, scholars, journalists, and the interested public. It is not officially curated by the 9/11 Memorial Museum staff.

How can I participate?

What size and type of digital images can I upload?

Make sure your image file is a .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg format. The file size limit is 10 MB. 

What size and type of audio files can I upload?

Only your original songs, readings, or audio recordings of your performed work should be uploaded to your portfolio page. Please make certain that your audio file is in .aif, .aiff, .mov, .qt, .au, .wav, .mp3, .aac, .mpg, .m1v, .m2p, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, .tod, .mpe, .mpeg, .avi, .dv, .dvi, .f4v, .3gp, .3gpp, .3gp2, or .3gpp format. You should limit your file size to a maximum of 256 MB.

What size and type of videos can I upload?

Only your original video artworks or video documentation of your performance art pieces should be uploaded to your portfolio page. Make certain your video file is .mp4, .mpeg, .avi, .mpg, .wmb, .flv, .mov format. The video file size limit is 10 MB.

How do I embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo?

How do I contribute poetry or a creative writing piece?

How do I change my contact information or update my portfolio page?

Once you have logged in to your account, you will be taken to “My 9/11 Memorial,” your Artists Registry profile management page. The left-hand menu of this page will allow you to access your information, change your contact information and password, and manage your images, statement, and resume/bio text. Changes to contact information will take effect immediately. However, changes to images/audio/video files and statement/resume/bio content are subject to review by 9/11 Memorial Museum staff.

Can I email or give out a link to my Artists Registry portfolio page?

Yes. When you are on your artist portfolio page, just copy and paste the web address that shows in your browser's web address field; that is your unique address that will lead directly to your Artists Registry portfolio page.

What if I don’t have digital images of my artwork?

There are many ways to create images of your artwork as a digital file by using a digital camera, scanning older slides into electronic or digital images, or creating a CD of your artwork from 35 mm film. Many commercial digital and photographic services are equipped to scan your slides.

Why can’t I find my name when I search for it in the Artists Registry?

There are two ways to search the Artists Registry. You can either browse alphabetically by clicking on the first letter of your surname and scrolling through the alphabetized search results, or to access your profile more directly, you can click “Show Filters” on the right corner of the Registry homepage graphic and type your full name into the search bar; then click “Search” to the immediate right to initiate results.

Can only individual artists register? What if I’m part of a larger artist collective or group-created project?

Why are some artists linked to images of musical notes, a “play” arrow, or feather pen instead of an art-image thumbnail?

The image of the musical notes signifies that an artist has uploaded a song or musical composition to his/her profile page and wishes to feature this piece. The image of the “play” arrow signifies that an artist has uploaded a video file to his/her profile. The image of the feather pen signifies that the artist has uploaded a written work such as a poem, story, or essay and wishes to feature it in his/her profile. Artists designated by these symbols may also have other media on their profile pages, but they have chosen to feature art pieces of these media types.

The Artists Registry Agreement and Terms of Use: