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

Sasha Petrenko | FOREST TIME WATER
January 27-March 10, 2023
Visits by appointment: call 206-634-0919 or email

FOREST TIME WATER is the next installation of Sasha Petrenko’s ecofeminist sci-fi rock opera. In this interactive installation, visitors can trigger sound and video to remix the story of an ecofeminist paleodendrologist expelled from her time, using tree rings, vinyl records, and radio to stop the elites from selling the future.

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Current Events
Intro to Podcasting, Winter 2023

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

Wednesday, February 22, 6:30pm

Join on Zoom at 6:30. $50.

Opening Reception: Athr | DODEEZY TRILOGY

An audio-visual extended reality art exhibit created by multimedia artist Athr.

Saturday, February 25, 7:00pm

7-9pm. Free.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Tiffany Danielle Elliott New Media Gallery Interview

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

Writing Towards a Better World - Ally Ang

Ally Ang’s project for the 2022 Jack Straw Writers Program is a full-length…

Jose Bold - Get Better Nova

Jose Bold (aka John Osebold) performed this version of “Get Better Nova” at Jack Straw…

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.

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