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Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs

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Amount raised: $5,610

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As we celebrate the completion of the 26th year of our artist residency programs, Jack Straw Cultural Center is raising $10,000 to help these programs thrive in 2020.

Jack Straw is committed to keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound. Artists in our Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, and Writers Program work with our artists and engineers to learn about sound and technology, create new work in our studios, and present it to the public.

Jack Straw resident artists Neil Welch and Danielle SampsonThe Jack Straw Artist Support Program: Artists/teams are awarded 20 hours with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center for recording, production, and/or training; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component, such as music recording and production, radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for gallery installations or public art projects, film, music and sound design for dance and theater, and more.

Rachel Green and Daniel Salo: Forgetting of BeingThe Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours with an engineer, which they may use to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed. Artists' new work is presented in our gallery, along withan opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcast/interview posted on our web site, and other events.

Jack Straw Writer Juan Carlos Reyes reading his work at Jack StrawThe Jack Straw Writers Program: Twelve writers, selected by an invited curator, create new work to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and as podcasts on our web site. Participants  receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and interviews. The 2020 Writers Program Curator is Anastacia-Renee.
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Josh A donated $25 on 12/4/2019
Anonymous donated $10 on 12/4/2019
Suzanne W donated $30 on 12/4/2019
Thank you for your support of the written and spoken word!
Rachel Matthews donated $25 on 12/4/2019
Jim Pridgeon donated $100 on 12/3/2019
Thank you for enriching and inspiring our community through your fabulous programs. Much appreciated!
Vicki Boeckman donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Joan Rabinowitz donated $1000 on 12/3/2019
Mark Waldstein donated $50 on 12/3/2019
I appreciate all the great work you do!
by Anonymous donated $350 on 12/3/2019
Jack Straw is an amazing arts organization and the Writer's Program a power house talent incubator in Puget Sound.
Count Constantin donated $100 on 12/3/2019
Kip Greenthal donated $250 on 12/3/2019
I so value the community of artists Jack Straw has helped to support by bringing their voices out into the world!
Joannie K Stangeland donated $100 on 12/3/2019
ann teplick donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Thank you for all that you do!
Sharon Cumberland donated $100 on 12/3/2019
I will be forever grateful for my wonderful experience as a Jack Straw artist, and for being selected by the beloved poet, Judith Roche.
Kathleen Flenniken donated $100 on 12/3/2019
Dianne Aprile donated $100 on 12/3/2019
Jack Straw is invaluable!
Amber Flame donated $50 on 12/3/2019
Gus Denhard donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Jack Straw s a one-of-a-kind organization, dedicated to supporting artists, and as a result, art!
Stephen Silha donated $100 on 12/3/2019
Thanks for giving voice to the previously voiceless!
EL Doolittle donated $20 on 12/3/2019
Thanks for all you have done for me and other Seattle-area artists!
KATHYA ALEXANDER donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Love you, Jack Straw! Thanks for your support
Paul Kikuchi donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Steve R donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Tina Hoggatt donated $25 on 12/3/2019
Robertson Witmer donated $50 on 12/3/2019