Keeping art, culture, and heritage vital through sound

Jack Straw Writers and Bushwick Book Club 2021
Jack Straw x The Bushwick Book Club Seattle 2021-2022

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!

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Chanee Choi - Remembrance Magma callout

Chanee Choi | Remembrance: Magma
April 22–June 17, 2022
(visits by appointment only)

Remembrance: Magma incorporates modern tech, cutting-edge research on the aging brain, East Asian crafting aesthetics, and Korean shamanic traditions as it examines the nature of the brain as a sensor that desires data even as it slowly fails.

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Current Events
Intro to Podcasting

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

Thursday, June 2, 6pm

6-9pm on Zoom. $50.

Artist Talk: Chanee Choi | Remembrance: Magma

Artist Talk for the New Media Gallery installation Remembrance: Magma.

Friday, June 3, 7pm

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

Intro to Digital Audio Editing

Learn the basic skills of recording and editing sound with audio editing software.

Tuesday, June 7, 6pm

6-9pm on Zoom. $50.

Intro to Pro Tools

Hands-on instruction in the industry’s most popular digital audio production system.

Thursday, June 9, 10am

10am-1pm on Zoom. $50.

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Hye-Jin Chang & Maria Seo - Sanjo

This piece, performed by Hye-Jin Chang and Maria Seo on kayagum and janggu, was…

No Way Home - Michael Overa

Michael Overa’s project for the 2021 Jack Straw Writers Program is a novel he…

Peter Christenson New Media Gallery Interview

Alyssa Keene interviews New Media Gallery artist Peter Christenson about his installation F40.298: Generalized…

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.

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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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