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

Ching-In Chen and Cassie Mira | Breathing in a Time of Disaster
October 28-December 23, 2022
Visits by appointment: call 206-634-0919 or email

Youth and Family Workshop: Saturday, December 3, 2pm

Breathing in a Time of Disaster is an improvised choral performance, installation and speculative writing project focusing on the unit of breath in relation to ecological change and community wisdom.

Learn more

Current Events
Four Rituals for Reflection: an evening of event scores

Members of the first-year cohort in the University of Washington Bothell MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics share a series of rituals that will engage the audience in introspection and interconnection.

Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm

7-9pm. Free.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Artscape - Nancy Rawles

This Artscapes radio piece was produced by Jack Straw in 2005 as part of a…

Chanee Choi New Media Gallery Interview

Jack Straw artist Chanee Choi talks with Whitney Lynn about her Jack Straw New Media…

Tomo Nakayama - The Feelings Song

Jack Straw Artist Tomo Nakayama wrote “The Feelings Song,” inspired by the poetry of 2nd…

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!

Learn More

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.

Rates & Information

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!