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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.