Queer.Archive.Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit reading room, publishing studio, and project space serving Providence, RI and beyond. → our mission

VABF workshop with nicole killian

QAW Download Library

We are now collecting PDFs of significant and difficult-to-find publications from the last fifty years, focusing on urgency, radicality, and liberation. These files are posted openly for free download, with links to the source material, if known. If you’d like to suggest a PDF to the Download Library, please send us a note!

Artists-in-Residence 2020–21

Sloan Leo’s open studio at QAW, September 12, 2020 (left) / Cierra Michele Peters at work at QAW, August 2020 (right)

Who we serve: QAW welcomes all, but priority is always given to LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, immigrant, disabled, and other underserved folks. This is a free, open, and accessible anti-racist community space (please see our code of conduct). We welcome you to come by to chat about your work, use our risograph printer, make zines, and spend time in the reading room, but because of COVID-19 safety our capacity for visitors is limited. Please email if you’re interested!

We’re at 40 Sprague Street, #1G Providence, RI 02907, on the west side of Providence, in a building that used to be a rubber bicycle tire factory. Founder / Director / Attendant: Paul Soulellis.


QAW Riso Residencies
*2020–21 QAW Residents Announced*

Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis
Urgency Reader 2 available for download

QAW at The Brooklyn Art Book Fair
A special reprint of excerpts from Urgency Reader 2 sold out at the Brooklyn Art Book Fair June 2020, benefiting The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and QAW Residencies

QAW Publishing
URGENCY READER 2 (April 2020)
URGENCY READER (December 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 3 (September 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 2 (January 2019)
QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK 1 (September 2018)

QAW Workshops
Vancouver Art Book Fair “OCCASIONALLY A MOMENT OF OPENNESS” with nicole killian (October 2020)
Brooklyn Art Book Fair (June 2020)
Image Text Ithaca (June 2019)
Urgency Lab RISD (Spring 2019)
INTERRUPT V (February 2019)
NY Tech Zine Fair at SFPC (December 2018)
Hauser & Wirth/MoMA PS1 Bookstore (August 2018)


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