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Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs

Jack Straw Productions' Artist Support Program was started in 1994 to support Northwest artists working creatively with sound. Today the program has expanded to include the Jack Straw Writers Program and the Jack Straw New Media Gallery. Each of these programs operate on an annual cycle, with applications available in September and due in November. Selections are made between January and March. Sign up for our E-News, LISTEN, to stay informed of application and recipient information.


Figeater, 2008 Artist Assistance recipients.

Jack Straw Artist Support 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.

Click here to see the list of current ASP recipients.
Click here to view a list of all our artists to date.


Donald Kentop,
Writers Program, 2004

Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program was established in 1997, and to date, the program has included more than 150 Pacific Northwest writers who represent a diverse range of literary genres.

The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to encourage the creation of new literary work; and to present the writer and their work in live readings, in a published anthology, on the web, and on broadcast radio. Each year an invited curator selects 12 writers from a large pool of applicants. Participating writers receive training in vocal presentation, performance, and microphone technique to prepare them for studio recording and live recording at public readings. Their recorded readings and interviews with the curator are then used to produce features on our web site, for radio broadcast, and for internet podcasts.

Click here to learn more about the Writers Program.
Click here to view a list of our writers to date.


Searching for a Quiet Place: Turnbull Bay
by Jesse Paul Miller
New Media Gallery, 2003
Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery offers established and emerging artists of all disciplines the opportunity to create and present work involving sound and technology, with the option of integrating any combination of other disciplines including visual and/or performance art. Up to 3 artists/artist teams are commissioned to create new works that include sound as a major component.

Artists are encouraged to experiment and expand the artistic scope of their work by working with new technologies and artists from other disciplines. During the residency, artists work with a staff audio engineer to produce their work. Installations will be exhibited for up to 3 months and each installation will be accompanied by a reception and outreach programs.

Click here to learn more about the gallery and our current exhibit.
Click here to see a list of all our artists to date.








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