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A.rt R.esources T.ransfer (ART)

A.rt R.esources T.ransfer (A.R.T.) is a nonprofit organization committed to documenting and disseminating artists’ voices and work to the broadest possible publics.

The A.R.T. Library Program bridges public institutions, artists, and publishers through the circulation of printed books. It offers topical, high quality books on modern and contemporary art to public institutions, free of charge. Books are sourced from partnering presses, connecting artists, writers, and publishers to audiences that might not otherwise have access to museums, galleries, or art book stores. The largest alternative distribution network of its kind, the Library Program network spans 8,902 public institutions and over 380 publishers in all 50 states of the US. Since 1989, we have granted over 565,733 free books—an approximate value of $18,669,189—to public spaces of reading and learning.

The Poulin Project distributes the work of hundreds of contemporary writers and poets published by independent presses to public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative education centers throughout New York State. Since 2003, the Poulin Project has been administered by A.R.T. in collaboration with New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

To learn more about how to participate in the A.R.T. Library Program and the Poulin Project, please visit