Jack Straw Cultural Center
Application deadline: 11/2/2020

Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists may apply to only one program per year.
Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Cultural Center; 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 projects might include recording a music CD, producing radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for a gallery installation or public art project, film, music and sound design for dance and theater, digital media work, etc. Completed projects are publicly presented at a Jack Straw artist event and via our Artist of the Week podcast series.
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. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours of free studio time 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 in the following year. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcasts/interviews, and other events. Additional family engagement programs may be developed with select installations.
Twelve writers working in all forms and styles are selected by an invited curator. Participants create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and via podcasts on our web site. Participants also receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and interviews.
All residency applications are now online via Submittable. If this format is not accessible to you for any reason, please contact us at arts@jackstraw.org or 206-634-0919.