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 2022 Artist Support Program
Athr standing outside, wearing reflective sunglasses and looking up


So'le Celestial, wearing a wide straw hat, face mask, and dark clothing, dimly lit in purple

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Vibhuti Kavishwar READ MORE >

Paul Kikuchi portrait

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Marilyn Montúfar sitting on a green couch, light coming in from windows on the right.

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D.A. Navoti READ MORE >

Portrait of Tom Pearson

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Berette S Macaulay portrait

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Sharece Anissa Phillips, dressed in black, holding an audio recorder, in front of a wall with graffiti on it

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Garrett Fisher sitting, working on a tablet computer

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Portrait of Amber Flame

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Alex Guy holding a viola, singing into a microphone

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Michael Hamm holding a yellow electric guitar, standing in front of a red curtain

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LaVon Hardison leaning against a tree, dappled in shade

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Portrait of Derek G. Larson

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MANtrio standing in front of ferns, moss, and branches


The five members of Nada Rosa, Brandi Diaz in front, lit in pink and orange

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A large redwood stump. Legs with black pants and black shoes sticking out of it, up and to the right.

Hannah Simmons and Leah Crosby READ MORE >

Amelia Winger-Bearskin portrait

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Recent Posts About This Program
Announcing the 2022 ASP and Gallery Artists!

March 30, 2022

Jack Straw has awarded residencies in the 2022 Artist Support Program to 18 artists and artist teams spanning multiple disciplines and genres. Eight artists/teams were awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer in our studio. Ten additional artists/teams will receive matching awards. All artists are provided with training, events, and other […]

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Athr, So'Le Celestial, Nada Rosa, and Marilyn Montúfar

Categories: Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery

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

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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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