More than 700 Northwest artists have received Artist Support Program awards to complete audio projects since 1994. This program supports artists interested in utilizing sound who create works in all disciplines including the performing, visual, literary, media, and interdisciplinary arts.
Since 1997, more than 100 local writers have taken part in the Jack Straw Writers Program. This program encourages writers to take their work off the page and into an aural form.
The Jack Straw New Media Gallery Residency Program offers established and emerging artists of all disciplines the opportunity to create and present experimental work that utilizes sound.
We offer a range of educational experiences for all ages. During our school programs conducted at Jack Straw Productions' studios and in local schools - students learn practical skills while exploring audio as a creative medium.
On Saturday nights, Jack Straw broadcasts Sonarchy on KEXP 90.3 and KXOT 91.7 FM. Visit our Calendar page to find out who is playing in the upcoming weeks.
Jack Straw Productions works with numerous radio stations in the Northwest such as KUOW FM ~ 94.9 to promote the works by artists in our Jack Straw Writers Program and Artist Support Program. Call (206) 634-0919 for upcoming on-air programs.
Jack Straw has been documenting and presenting the Northwest's best traditional music performers of various world cultures. The Traditional Artist Support Program features performers from India, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. "Safarini" features musicians originally from the African Continent.
Jack Straw Productions presents a number of special audio projects every year. We've worked with Rand Steiger from the University of San Diego on VirtualConcert, and we've produced the University District Public Art and Culture Audio Tour and Map; and Salmon in the City, a city-wide public art project, featuring Salmon Suite by poet Judith Roche and Salmon Song by artist Jim Pridgeon.