Queer.Archive.Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit library, publishing studio, and residency serving Providence, RI and beyond. → our mission
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Binch Press x QAW Print CSA (Community Supported Art) is coming back soon!
Membership Application is Now Closed
Open Library Hours—Fall Schedule!
Queer & Trans Zinefest 2022
The return of Open Library Hours (again!)
Welcome new members!
We’re so excited to welcome 17 new members to the Binch/QAW studio! They join 15 residents and 8 Binch/QAW organizers, sharing access to all of our studio equipment, tools, library, and support. We announced the open call in the fall so we could increase usage of the studio, inviting local artists to apply. The review team selected a cohort with a wide range of technical skills (from novice to expert), needs, interests, and practices (artists, designers, writers, librarians, printmakers, organizers, activists, and more). As our capabilities expand, our goal is to create even more ways to participate (free, paying, and paid) and grow a queer, cooperative studio community that maintains a thriving work space through shared commitments and communal responsibilities. Studio members pay a monthly, pay-what-you-can fee (which goes directly to our rent) and contribute time towards studio maintenance, in exchange for keys and 24/7 access.
Cathy G. Johnson
Garty Bless Bartuah
Hyperion Çaca Yvaire
Iyana Martin Diaz
Nafis M. White
Do you want to work here? As space opens up we’ll announce availability here and on the QAW and Binch Instagram accounts. Membership FAQ🦄
Open Library Sundays
QAW 2021–22 Residents
What is queer typography? Zine available
QAW + Binch!
QAW Residency 2021–22 Open Call
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!
The PVD Tool Sharing Library is a volunteer project created and managed by QAW community member Hannah Suzanna. It’s an experiment in communal resource sharing; all of the items in the collection are stored in homes and work spaces in the Providence, RI area and available for free use. Click through to browse the tools and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to add a tool to the collection (non-traditional/fun/weird/queer tools definitely encouraged)!
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. QAW is an accessible anti-racist studio space (please see our code of conduct). We invite you to come by to visit the studio, learn more about what we do, chat about your work, and spend time in the library during our Library Open Hours, 2 Sundays a month through 2021: 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1:00pm–3:00pm.
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
resting reader (January 2022)
TINY DIGEST #1 (August 2021)
WHAT IS QUEER TYPOGRAPHY? (July 2021)
QUEER MATTERS (February 2021)
CULTURAL CHANGE IN USA (January 2021)
SCREEN ZINE (August 2020)
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 and Events
PRINTED MATTER’S VIRTUAL ART BOOK FAIR (February 2021)
“CULTURAL CHANGE IN USA” with Kenneth Reveiz and Chizzie Royelle (January 2021)
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)