Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, HumanLinks Foundation, Harvest Foundation, School's Out Washington, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, The Seattle Foundation, The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, and individual contributors for their support of our Programs.

Copyright 2014 ~ Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


2015 Jack Straw Residency Program Applications now available!


Jack Straw New Media Gallery

(The) Nature (of) Sound
A sound and video installation by S. Eric Scribner

August 22 - October 24, 2014

Artist Talk: Friday, September 19, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

In (The) Nature (of) Sound, sounds and visuals are abstracted from nature, and combined with instrumental and other human-made sounds into a seamless environment. Viewers are invited to reflect on what nature is "about," as well as humans' interactions with nature, whether positive or negative. Musicians may also participate by playing the graphic score provided; their sounds will be integrated into the installation.

See our New Media Gallery page for more information.



Jack Straw Writers

Jack Straw Writers Program September/October Readings:

Friday, September 26, 7pm
University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE
John Mullen, Anastacia Tolbert, and Jane Wong.Hosted by Lou Oma Durand.

Thursday, October 2, 7pm
"Family Secrets" at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington St., Portland, OR
Claudia Castro Luna, Loreen Lilyn Lee,  Michelle Peñaloza, and Gigi Rosenberg. Hosted by Felicia Gonzalez.

Sunday, October 5, 7pm
Elliott Bay Book Co.
, 1521 10th Ave.
Laurel Albina, Margot Kahn, Susan V. Meyers, and Jane Wong. Hosted by Felicia Gonzalez.




Jack Straw Artist Project

Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Tina Hoggatt. Click here to download the interview.

See Art Zone with Nancy Guppy's piece on Story Chairs!

Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.


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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: NF Chase

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Seattle World School 2014

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.

Jack Straw and EMP: Write Out of This World

For their fourth annual Write Out of This World Writing Contest, EMP Museum collaborated with Jack Straw Cultural Center to provide a unique award to the winners: Winners participated in a writing workshop, voice workshop, and recording session at Jack Straw, resulting in a professionally recorded CD of each writer reading her own work.

Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.


These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.

Special Projects

Jack Straw Productions works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.