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


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 open and accessible anti-racist community 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. Open QAW Library drop-in hours: Saturdays 12PM–3PM (beginning September 2021), or by appointment.

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.

News

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
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)

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