About the Program

The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994. Artists of every genre and style have been represented, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer. An additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time as part of our Artist Assistance Program. Artists for the Artist Support Program are selected by an interdisciplinary peer panel.

The opportunity to work in a large professional recording studio with experienced sound engineers is a boon to many artists who may not otherwise be able to afford to produce work in this setting. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Projects are presented to the public at artist events at Jack Straw and other venues.

Artists Selected for the 2023 Artist Support Program
Portrait of Randal Bays, holding a violin and an acoustic guitar

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Portrait of Gisella Bustillos

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Paired photos of Kelsen Caldwell and Ross Kirshenbaum, each sitting in the driver's seat of a bus. King County Metro buses are collaged vertically in the middle.

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Portrait of Josephine Ensign

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Photo of six people sitting on a couch, smiling. A woman on the far left holds up a metal triangle.

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Portrait of Johnaye Kendrick

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Josh Nucci standing on stage, playing electric guitar

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Photo of Zambuko Marimba Ensemble with four marimbas.

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Blue Cactus Press logo: A black and white image of a cactus coming out of a skull, with concentric black circles in the background.

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Portrait of Katharine Threat

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Jasmine Iona Brown and Paul Jackson Ph.D.

Jasmine Iona Brown & Dr. Paul Jackson READ MORE >

Vania Bynum

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Gregg Dietzman holding a concertina.

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Photo of Mario Layne Fabrizio

Mario Layne Fabrizio READ MORE >

Portrait of Robert Francis Flor

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Portrait of Gabriela Denise Frank

Gabriela Denise Frank READ MORE >

Photo of Perri Lynch Howard in a blue shirt, leaning on a weathered white wall.

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Portrait of Nic Masangkay

Nic Masangkay READ MORE >

Portrait of Nacha Mendez

Nacha Mendez READ MORE >

Recent Posts About This Program
Apply now for the 2023 Jack Straw Artist Residencies!

August 31, 2022

THE 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. Writers Program Deadline: Monday, October 31 […]

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Grid of 4 images: JR Rhodes plays guitar sitting on an outdoor stage, Vincent Rendoni reads into a microphone, an installation by Peter Christenson,and Etsuko Ichikawa sits in a studio next to a microphone and computer screen.

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

Announcing the 2022 ASP and Gallery Artists!

March 30, 2022

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2022 Artist Support Program to 18 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Ten additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Athr, So'Le Celestial, Nada Rosa, and Marilyn Montúfar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

Buy Music from Jack Straw Artists this Bandcamp Friday

December 3, 2021

Today is the last Bandcamp Friday of 2021 – the day when Bandcamp waives their fees, so artists receive more of the funds from each purchase. We shared some links to Jack Straw artist projects on Bandcamp last summer, and here are some more recent projects you should check out: James Falzone: Fallow Ran Park: […]

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Neil Welch the ink around it album cover

Categories: Artist Support Program

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Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs
Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Writers Program, and New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery Program 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.

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Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings, an anthology, on the web, and on the radio; and to build community among writers.

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Installations by Joel Ong, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Carolyn Law

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. Selected artists work with our engineers to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed.

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