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!

Apply for our Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, or Writers Program today!


Jack Straw Audio Workshops

Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Spaces are limited. To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on Basic Field Recording and Microphone Workshop. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Basic Field Recording Saturday, October 25, 9am-5pm

Intro to Digital Audio Editing with Audacity and GarageBand

Wednesday, November 12, 6-10pm
Microphone Workshop Thursday, November 13, 6-10pm
Beginning ProTools Tuesday-Thursday, December 9-11, 6-9pm



Jack Straw New Media Gallery

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

August 22 - October 24, 2014

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 New Media Gallery

VoxNovus 60x60 Surround Sound Works

Wednesday, October 29, 7pm

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

60×60 is a one-hour-long show made by sequencing 60 pre-recorded electroacoustic works by 60 different composers, each piece a minute in length or shorter.

A unique collaboration between VoxNovus / Robert Voisey and Harvestworks in New York City to create a 5.1 surround sound mix, this 60×60 presentation originally debuted on May 16th at Harvestworks in New York City, and we are pleased to present it again in our New Media Gallery. Each one-minute piece will be played continuously without pause in 5.1 surround sound. Each of the 60 pieces will begin precisely at the beginning of the minute.




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: Marc Estabrook

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