Apply now for the 2024 Jack Straw Artist Residencies!

August 8, 2023

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS 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. Artists may apply to only one program per year.

Writers Program Deadline: Wednesday, November 1

Artist Support and New Media Gallery Program deadline: Monday, November 27

All residency applications are now online via Submittable! If this format is not accessible to you for any reason, please contact us at or (206) 634-0919.

Photo by Misha Stone

The 2024 Writers Program Curator is Nisi Shawl. Nisi Shawl (they/them) is the multiple award-winning author, co-author, and editor of more than a dozen books of speculative fiction and related nonfiction, including the standard text on diverse representation, Writing the Other: A Practical Approach.  Shawl’s best known fiction is the Nebula Award finalist novel Everfair. Recent books include the 2022 story collection Our Fruiting Bodies, and the 2023 Middle Grade historical fantasy novel Speculation. Editing credits include the 2023 anthology New Suns 2, sequel to the acclaimed New Suns 1. They’ve spoken at Duke University, Spelman College, Sarah Lawrence College, and many other institutions, and they teach online and in-person courses on respectful representation, dialogue and dialect, culturally inclusive worldbuilding, and diverse narrative voices. For over two decades they have served on the boards of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the Carl Brandon Society, a nonprofit supporting the presence of people of color in fantastic literature.

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Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, Writers Program

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