About the Program

The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994. Artists of every genre and style have been represented, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer. An additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time as part of our Artist Assistance Program. Artists for the Artist Support Program are selected by an interdisciplinary peer panel.

The opportunity to work in a large professional recording studio with experienced sound engineers is a boon to many artists who may not otherwise be able to afford to produce work in this setting. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Projects are presented to the public at artist events at Jack Straw and other venues.

Artists selected for the 2021 Artist Support Program
Photo of arx duo, Garrett seated on a bench, Mari standing on the right, holding drum sticks

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Ebo Barton

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black and white image of karinyo playing an ukulele and singing, superimposed over a blurry image of people standing and singing

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Kaliane Van portrait

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Etsuko Ichikawa READ MORE >

Kitty Junk

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Maggie McClellan READ MORE >

Kate Olson READ MORE >

Portraits of Gavin Reub and Maggie Lee

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Byron Schenkman portrait

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Amanda Winterhalter READ MORE >

Portrait of Greg Sinibaldi

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Recent Posts About This Program
Buy Music from Jack Straw Artists this Bandcamp Friday

December 3, 2021

Today is the last Bandcamp Friday of 2021 – the day when Bandcamp waives their fees, so artists receive more of the funds from each purchase. We shared some links to Jack Straw artist projects on Bandcamp last summer, and here are some more recent projects you should check out: James Falzone: Fallow Ran Park: […]

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Neil Welch the ink around it album cover

Categories: Artist Support Program

Please give to support the next year of our Artist Residency Programs

November 8, 2021

Please help our essential programs for artists thrive for years to come! “Participating in this cohort has allowed me to see a wider view of the world that I’ve been so intimidated by, find my place in it and feel like I belong.” –Ebo Barton, Jack Straw Writers Program 2020 We’re launching a campaign today […]

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

Full video of our Fall Artist Showcase

November 5, 2021

If you missed our Fall Artist Showcase when it happened – or if, understandably, you’d just like to relive the magic – you’re in luck! We have posted the full video of all six sets from arx duo, Tekla Waterfield, Benjamin Hunter, Ebo Barton, EarthtoneSkytone, and Atrocity Girl on YouTube in this handy playlist. Enjoy!

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Benjamin Hunter sings and plays fiddle in the Jack Straw studio, with a guitar and amplifier, music stand, and microphone nearby

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Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs
Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Writers Program, and New Media Gallery Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery 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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Jack Straw Writers Program

The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings, an anthology, on the web, and on the radio; and to build community among writers.

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Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Installations by Joel Ong, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Carolyn Law

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is a unique venue in Seattle where artists from various disciplines can present works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element. This program enables artists to experiment with audio and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Selected artists work with our engineers to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed.

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