Jack Straw Cultural Center has a series of accessible workshops for youth with disabilities such as autism, social emotion issues, deafness, blindness, deafness and blindness, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and also chronic and critical health needs. We’ve been conducting workshops with Lowell Elementary School‘s special needs children for years, and have a Blind Youth Audio Project that we’ve run in conjunction with The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)’s Youth Employment Solutions (YES) program. Additionally, our New Media Gallery workshops are designed to be inclusive of youth with disabilities.

Jack Straw’s programs for youth with disabilities are made possible with the generous support of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, VSA arts Met Life Foundation, Battelle, Seattle Rotary, the Washington State Arts Commission, partner organizations, and individuals. Our accessible workstations were purchased with the generous support of the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

SOME OF OUR PROJECTS FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
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Arts Inspire 2010 READ MORE >

A child facing away from the camera, sitting at an audio mixing board, wearing headphones; an adult hand reaching toward the board from the left.

Arts Inspire 2009 READ MORE >

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Music Therapy READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2020 READ MORE >

Yunmi Her: Natural Individuals READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2019 READ MORE >

Lowell Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019 READ MORE >

Naima Lowe: Aren't They All Just Love Songs Anyway? READ MORE >

Erin Elyse Burns: To Take the Shape of the Container READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2018 READ MORE >

Lowell Poetry & Song 2018

Lowell Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018 READ MORE >

Brain Goreng: Paintings and Audio by Matthew Shoemaker READ MORE >

Gallery Workshop for Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison's Mikawa

Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison: Mikawa READ MORE >

A visually impaired girl is recording vocals in front of a microphone

Blind Youth Audio Project 2017 READ MORE >

Gallery Workshop: The New Landscape

Roger Nelson and Jeff Roberts: The New Landscape: Reconstructed Ecologies READ MORE >

Lowell Elementary: Poetry, Sound, and Song 2017 READ MORE >

Rachel Green and Daniel Salo: Forgetting of Being READ MORE >

E.T. Russian: CASTING SHADOWS READ MORE >

Student in the 2016 Jack Straw Blind Youth Audio Project

Blind Youth Audio Project 2016 READ MORE >

Jack Straw New Media Gallery workshop with James Borchers. Photo by Sherwin Eng.

James Borchers: Obiectum Resonare READ MORE >

Andy Behrle: luminous soundscape READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2015 READ MORE >

Joel Ong: Those Who Observe the Wind . . . READ MORE >

Zack Bent: Lean-out, Lean-to READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2014 READ MORE >

Rachel Green and Seth Sexton: Hypnagogic Jerk READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2013 READ MORE >

Blind Youth Audio Project 2012 READ MORE >