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Announcing: QAW/Binch Studio Membership!

Posted October 31, 2021

Poster by QAW resident Cai Diluvio, lettering by Dana Heng, printed here in the studio by Tycho Horan.

Do you want to work with us? Together with Binch Press, we’re opening up the studio to members! Starting in January, a new cohort of studio members will get keys and share access to the QAW/Binch studio at 400 Harris Ave, in Providence, RI for 6 months (from January through June 2022). You can read more about the studio and our resources here, and there’s lots of information about the membership here in our FAQ. And when you’re ready to apply—here’s the application. It’s open through November 30, 2021.

Open Library Sundays

Posted September 18, 2021

We’re up and running! It’s been a wild summer, moving QAW and Binch Press into 400 Harris Ave and shaping a brand new print studio for Providence. We’ve been collaborating and figuring out new processes for working together, from basic chores to scheduling time on all of the equipment to a new studio code of conduct. Binch is doing print jobs and the library is ready for visitors! We had an open house on 9/12 and shared all of this with 120 visitors who came by, and on 9/14 we had our first-ever group orientation for the new QAW residents, who met each other and toured the space and got their own keys to the studio. The energy is so, so good. It’s a printing utopia! A place to share and learn and work and rest.

And now we’re introducing Open Library Sundays! Come by every other Sunday through the end of the year to browse, read, research, and spend time with the growing collection of 800+ items. Visits are free but donations to the library (and to QAW) are welcome and encouraged! Sign-up here.

  • October 10, 12–3pm
  • October 24, 12–3pm
  • November 7, 12–3pm
  • November 21, 12–3pm
  • December 5, 12–3pm
  • December 19, 12–3pm
  • QAW 2021–22 Residents

    Now in its second year, the QAW Residency Program welcomes 15 artists, writers, thinkers, and makers to co-occupy the new studio at 400 Harris Ave from September 2021–May 2022.

    Summer updates

    Nafis White, Oculus

    Providence-based artists Edwige Charlot and Nafis White have each given so much support and energy to QAW since we started up last year. This summer, they join us as special QAW artists-in-residence, using the time and space to evolve their work at pivotal moments in their practices. Nafis is working at the Sprague Street studio through the end of the year, while Edwige is in residence at the new Harris Ave print studio through August. And Cai Diluvio joins Edwige at 400 Harris to complete their 2020–21 residency this summer. As the first artists to work in the new studio, Edwige and Cai are helping us test out the new set-up, while we get ready to welcome 15 new residents in September (announcement of the new residents coming soon!).

    Edwige Charlot, Land of Water II, Silkscreen Monotype, Wax on Mulberry Paper

    What is queer typography? Zine available

    WHAT IS QUEER TYPOGRAPHY? is a new risograph-printed zine that was available as a fundraiser edition of 100. The edition sold out in 48 hours and raised $1,500, which will pay QAW’s September 2021 rent and help support the QAW residency program, now entering its second year.

    QAW + Binch!

    We’ve moved! Together, QAW & Binch Press are creating a new 2,200 sq.ft. print studio at 400 Harris Ave. in Providence (near The Steel Yard, Club Fantasies, and Farm Fresh RI). We’re bringing our communities together to share queer space, equipment, and resources. This is the start of a much-needed print hub that centers the work and needs of QT/BIPoC artists throughout Rhode Island, including risograph printing (multiple printers! many colors!), screen-printing, and letterpress. An enormous garage door opens up directly onto Harris Ave., making QAW + Binch an accessible, public place for publishing, distribution, printing, and events. QAW’s second year of residencies will take place in the new space, beginning September 2021.

    QAW Residency 2021–22 Open Call

    Applications for the 2021–22 round closed on May 28, 2021. → More info

    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!

    Providence Tool Sharing Library

    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 pvdtoolsharinglibrary@gmail.com if you’d like to add a tool to the collection (non-traditional/fun/weird/queer tools definitely encouraged)!

    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. 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 shares a 2,200 s.f. studio with Binch Press at 400 Harris Avenue, Unit F, Providence, RI 02909, in the Valley Arts District of Providence. 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 Time Travel Workshop with Miriam

    QAW Publications
    TINY DIGEST #1 (August 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
    “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)


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