Art Resources Transfer is a nonprofit organization committed to documenting and disseminating artists’ voices and work to the broadest possible publics. It’s three programs, A.R.T. Press, the D.U.C., and Reading Resources, activate the key components of the printed book—publication, distribution, education, and spaces of reading—to create more egalitarian access to the arts and literacy.
A.R.T. Press publishes artist-to-artist conversations and project-based publications by individual artists. A.R.T. Press books make possible the presentation of contemporary artists and their work to a wide readership. A minimum of 30% of all A.R.T. Press publications are donated to the D.U.C. for free distribution.
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, prisons, and alternative education centers nationwide.
Reading Resources is an annual series of online teaching guides that supplement the free art books provided by the D.U.C. Library Program.