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The Queerantine Project - Call for Submissions

The Queerantine Project – Call for Submissions

[Image of a brown-skinned person’s face with short black hair and a golden stud earring in their left ear. They have no eyes, and are wearing a white face mask with a pink letter “Q” on it.]

The ArQuives is looking to document and archive the LGBTQ2+ community’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to document this catastrophic event so that future generations can learn about the ways it has impacted our communities.  

We are inviting LGBTQ2+ folks to donate materials for our Queerantine Project. We are currently only accepting digital-born content, such as your personal photos (ie. selfies with masks, zoom images, etc.), journal entries, poetry, short videos, audio files, letters/emails, obituaries, and artwork. We are also accepting screenshots of webpages depicting LGBTQ2+ activities and events related to COVID-19. 

We are especially interested in submissions from the more acutely marginalized groups within the larger LGBTQ2+ community (ie. Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans, gender non-conforming, disabled folks, folks experiencing poverty, and/or lack of housing). 

The maximum size of an entire submission is 1 GB. Please size your images for this limit before submitting your materials. You may submit a maximum of ten files.  If your submission is larger than 1 GB, please contact us at queerantine@arquives.ca to make alternate arrangements for submission.

We will welcome physical submissions once our office re-opens sometime in the coming months. We will only arrange for drop off of materials when our physical space at 34 Isabella Street is safely open to the public again. If you would like to contribute to this project, please complete the submission form where you are able to directly submit your materials as an attachment. Each donation requires a Deed of Gift, which is included as part of this form. If you have any questions about the submission process, please send an email to queerantine@arquives.ca.

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The Queerantine Project – Call for Submissions

[Image of a brown-skinned person’s face with short black hair and a golden stud earring in their left ear. They have no eyes, and are wearing a white face mask with a pink letter “Q” on it.]

The ArQuives is looking to document and archive the LGBTQ2+ community’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to document this catastrophic event so that future generations can learn about the ways it has impacted our communities.  

We are inviting LGBTQ2+ folks to donate materials for our Queerantine Project. We are currently only accepting digital-born content, such as your personal photos (ie. selfies with masks, zoom images, etc.), journal entries, poetry, short videos, audio files, letters/emails, obituaries, and artwork. We are also accepting screenshots of webpages depicting LGBTQ2+ activities and events related to COVID-19. 

We are especially interested in submissions from the more acutely marginalized groups within the larger LGBTQ2+ community (ie. Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans, gender non-conforming, disabled folks, folks experiencing poverty, and/or lack of housing). 

The maximum size of an entire submission is 1 GB. Please size your images for this limit before submitting your materials. You may submit a maximum of ten files.  If your submission is larger than 1 GB, please contact us at queerantine@arquives.ca to make alternate arrangements for submission.

We will welcome physical submissions once our office re-opens sometime in the coming months. We will only arrange for drop off of materials when our physical space at 34 Isabella Street is safely open to the public again. If you would like to contribute to this project, please complete the submission form where you are able to directly submit your materials as an attachment. Each donation requires a Deed of Gift, which is included as part of this form. If you have any questions about the submission process, please send an email to queerantine@arquives.ca.

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Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.