Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Jack Straw Writers x Buswick Book Club Seattle
The words Bushwick x Jack Straw in white on a green field

Jack Straw and the Bushwick Book Club Seattle are once again teaming up to create new music inspired by the work of the Jack Straw Writers!

The Bushwick Book Club and Jack Straw will share a new video every couple weeks featuring a reading and song. Follow along on YouTube or social media!


New Media Gallery

Zack Bent | The Charity Stripe
June 5-July 21, 2023
Visits by appointment: call 206-634-0919 or email

The audience is invited to honor 3 hapless mascots (brothers) performing rituals of celebration and camaraderie on the basketball court. Dance routines and confetti pours collide with crowd cheers and court sounds in an homage to the spectacle of the sport.

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Current Events
Intro to Podcasting, Spring 2023

Learn the basics of creating and maintaining a podcast, from concept to planning to production to distribution.

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30pm

Join on Zoom at 6:30. $50.

Intro to Digital Audio Editing, Spring 2023

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with Audacity and GarageBand.

Thursday, June 8, 6:30pm

Join on Zoom at 6:30. $50.

New Media Gallery Opening Reception: Zack Bent | The Charity Stripe

Friday, June 9, 7:00pm

7pm in person at Jack Straw. Free.

Indigenous Americana: In Words, Song, and Multimedia

Featuring Iz White, D.A.Navoti, and Chenoa Egawa.

Friday, June 16, 7:00pm

7pm in person, on Facebook, or YouTube. Free.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Resee - Erin Langner

Erin Langner’s project for the 2022 Jack Straw Program is a collection of essays…

Ran Park - A Silkworm's Thread

This recording of an early version of Ran Park’s “A Silkworm’s Thread” is…

Tiffany Danielle Elliott New Media Gallery Interview

Jack Straw artist Tiffany Danielle Elliott talks with Carlos Nieto about her Jack Straw New…

Jack Straw teaching artist in the studio with Lowell ELementary 2nd graders

Jack Straw Youth Education

Jack Straw has a commitment to art and technology education for all ages.
We implement a wide range of classroom and  in-studio learning programs for children from elementary through high school. Check out some of our recent projects featuring youth poetry, song, radio theater and more!

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Left: Profile image of Beth Fleenor plays clarinet into a microphone; Right: Jalayna Carter smiles with a microphone in front of her

Jack Straw Artist Residencies

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

Apply now!

Create at Jack Straw

Jack Straw offers full service studio and remote recording services.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, located in Seattle’s University District, is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw is available to the community as a full service recording studio and audio production facility.

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Learn at Jack Straw

Jack Straw Professional Audio Workshops
Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to learn studio and field recording techniques or to get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing.

Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on selected classes. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Sign up today!