Jack Straw Cultural Center works closely with arts and heritage organizations and community groups to develop and implement special projects. We record and document cultural heritage, encourage new works among contemporary composers, and conduct interviews and oral histories for radio, for audio guides, and for podcasts.

Art and Heritage Partnerships
Jack Straw Writers - 1997-2016

20 Years of Jack Straw Writers READ MORE >

Wooden bench and platform adjacent to a glass and metal building in the background. Speakers mounted on black columns over the bench.

Summit Sound at the Seattle Convention Center READ MORE >

Sonolocations logo: abstracted mountain with the words Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center

Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series READ MORE >

TeenTix READ MORE >

Lelavision READ MORE >

Descriptive Tours at the Olympic Sculpture Park READ MORE >

Lake Union Oral History Project READ MORE >

Asian Festivals of Washington State READ MORE >

Somali Youth and Family Club

Jack Straw, Northwest Folklife, and Somali Youth and Family Club: Until We Meet Again READ MORE >

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Women and Whales First: Poetry in a Climate of Change READ MORE >

Opening Doors READ MORE >

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Common Field READ MORE >

Safarini In Transit : Music of African Immigrants READ MORE >

Portrait of a man playing violin

Traditional Artist Support Program READ MORE >

Curtis DuPuis tells a story in the Jack Straw studio

Native American Stories of Washington READ MORE >

Coast Salish Culture Projects by Gregory Fields READ MORE >

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Spirit of the First People READ MORE >

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Centennial Radio Project READ MORE >

Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts READ MORE >

Gritos Del Alma READ MORE >

1962 Seattle World's Fair READ MORE >

Image promoting Erik Satie's Vexations at Jack Straw, May 15-16, 2010. Black background with piano keys on the bottom, text reading Join us at Jack Straw Productions as a rotating cast of pianists plays through Erik Satie's infamous "Vexations" theme 840 times, as suggested by the composer's note on the original manuscript, for the first time ever in Seattle.

Vexations Live at Jack Straw READ MORE >

Salmon in the City logo, high-contrast image of three salmon swirling around the Space Needle.

Salmon in the City READ MORE >

Recent Posts About This Program
Announcing Summit Sound, a public audio gallery at the Seattle Convention Center

December 19, 2023

Jack Straw is thrilled to announce Summit Sound, an audio gallery at the new Seattle Convention Center Summit Building on Pine St. Summit Sound was envisioned by the SCC Art Program as “an outdoor space where residents and visitors can immerse themselves in one of our region’s revered creative disciplines–sound.” As the new home to […]

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Wooden bench and platform adjacent to a glass and metal building in the background. Speakers mounted on black columns over the bench.

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships, Artist Support Program, Writers Program, Youth Education Programs

Jack Straw Artists at Westcrest Park this weekend!

September 3, 2021

Created Commons at Westcrest Park Jack Straw Artist Performances: September 4-5, 4-8pm Westcrest Park, Seattle FREE (Donations requested for Real Rent Duwamish) As part of the City of Seattle’s Created Commons initiative, Jack Straw’s partner Lelavision has invited us to collaborate on a neighborhood celebration featuring BIPOC-centered performances, wellness offerings, and science panels utilizing their […]

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Created Commons Westcrest Park flyer

Categories: Artist Support Program, Writers Program

Announcing Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series

June 4, 2021

The Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center have partnered to commission a three-part series of audio artworks, to be released free and online throughout the summer of 2021. The participating artists in Sonolocations were invited to consider the theme of place, and its unique resonance throughout the pandemic, to offer directed sonic experiences […]

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Sonolocations logo: abstracted mountain with the words Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, Henry Art Gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center

Categories: Art and Heritage Partnerships

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