The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (D.U.C.) distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city public libraries, schools and alternative reading centers nationwide. By enriching public library collections with resources these institutions could not otherwise afford to acquire, the program promotes arts education, literacy, and more egalitarian access to contemporary art. To date, the D.U.C. has placed over 360,000 free books in public institutions across the country.
A.R.T. Press primarily publishes books based on artist-to-artist conversations. The conversation format permits a thorough yet informal investigation of each artist’s practice and the larger social issues that informs it. By virtue of their clarity, personal focus, affordability, and innovative method of distribution, these books make possible the presentation of contemporary artists and their work to a wide readership.
Art Resources Transfer is in the process of launching its new website.
We appreciate your patience as we work to provide our participants with better access to the resources we distribute.
We hope you will check back soon to see more!
ART RESOURCES TRANSFER
Founded in 1987 by Bill Bartman (1946–2005), Art Resources Transfer (A.R.T.) is a non-profit organization committed to documenting and supporting artists’ voices and work, and to making these voices accessible to the broadest possible public by establishing innovative methods of distribution and access. Since its founding A.R.T. has maintained two interconnected program areas: publishing (A.R.T. Press), and the free distribution of books to underserved communities (D.U.C. Library Program).
Please consider making a DONATION in support of A.R.T. Your contribution at any level is vital and very much appreciated.
Art Resources Transfer
526 W 26th Street, #614
New York, NY 10001
Yael Meridan Schori, President
Art Resources Transfer’s programs are supported by
The Norma Bartman Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts
The Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Dedalus Foundation
The Page & Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation
The Peter Norton Family Foundation
The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
The AG Foundation
The Bernheim Foundation
Candace King Weir Foundation
The Daniel M Niedich & Brooke Garber Foundation
Your contribution goes a long way in helping us make contemporary art accessible to the broadest possible public.
$20 pays for 6 rolls of packing tape.
$50 pays for 35 cardboard boxes.
$100 pays for shipping 57 books (valued at approx. $1,400).
$250 pays for shipping 143 books (valued at approx. $3,520).
$500 pays for all shipping costs incurred to serve 6 public schools and libraries (valued at approx. $8,100 / $1,335 per public institution).
$1000 pays for all shipping costs incurred to serve 12 public schools and libraries (valued at approx. $16,200 / $1,335 per public institution).
To make a donation in support of our programs, please follow this secure LINK.
You may also send a check in the name of “Art Resources Transfer” to:
526 West 26th Street, Suite 614, New York, NY 10001.
Please contact us to arrange a donation in an other form or with any questions you may have.
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions to the program are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
We thank you for your generosity and support!