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
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Peter Christenson | F40.298: Generalized Opus Foramina
November 19 – January 14, 2021
(visits by appointment only)

Artist and once-licensed psychotherapist Peter Christenson captures and exhibits sound and video from holes dug across WA state, seeking dialogue and prognoses with his ailing client, Earth.

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Current Events
Vocal Training for Writers Workshop

(Held via Zoom.) Help your words come off the page clearly, dynamically, and authentically.

Sunday, December 5, 11am

Join on Zoom at 11am. $25.

Microphone Workshop

A detailed look at microphone types, pickup patterns, placement and use, both for live and studio applications.

Tuesday, December 7, 6pm

Join on Zoom at 6:30. $50

Featured Podcasts

Selections from our resident artist podcasts. View All

Desire and Devotion – Patrycja Humienik

2021 Jack Straw writer Patrycja Humienik’s poetry project grapples with the concept of devotion…

May Maylisa Cat New Media Gallery Interview

Alyssa Keene interviews Jack Straw New Media Gallery artist May Maylisa Cat about her installation…

Neil Welch - Concepción Picciotto

Jack Straw Artist Neil Welch will celebrate the release of his new album, produced through…

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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