Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, HumanLinks Foundation, Harvest Foundation, School's Out Washington, City of Seattle Department of Information Technology, The Seattle Foundation, The D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, and individual contributors for their support of our Programs.

Copyright 2014 ~ Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Lean-out, Lean-to
An installation by Zack Bent

November 14, 2014 - February 6, 2015

Artist Talk: Friday, Dec. 12, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Lean-out, Lean-to was triggered by an encounter with an inventive truck canopy turned shed in a quiet neighborhood in Spokane. The multi-media installation revolves around a sculptural interpretation of that make-shift shed as a monolithic chamber of secrets. Through stop-motion animations of enigmatic and obscured landscapes and recordings of animal mimicry, distress, and song, the Jack Straw New Media Gallery will be altered into a stage set for a forgotten story.

See our New Media Gallery page for more information.




Jack Straw Artist Event

Freehold Theatre Lab & Jack Straw Cultural Center present

Voices from the Edge
podcast launch celebration

Monday, November 24, 7pm
Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Doors open at 6:30

join us for light refreshments
RSVP to zoe@freeholdtheatre.org

Celebrate the launch of the podcast series Voices From The Edge, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, showcasing the work of Freehold Theatre Lab's Engaged Theatre residencies. We will share a preview of the podcast and introduce you to a panel of Freehold's teaching artists, for a short discussion moderated by Program Director Robin Lynn Smith.

Freehold's Engaged Theatre program was created in 2003 and hosts residencies at Washington Corrections Center for Women, Monroe Correctional Complex, and Echo Glen Children's Center. Residency participants create, write, and perform and original theatre piece in collaboration with our teaching artists to share with their peers, families, and the general public. 



Jack Straw Audio Workshops

Jack Straw Audio Workshops are the perfect opportunity to jump start that recording project you've been thinking about.

HOW TO SIGN UP: Spaces are limited. To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. Students may also get a brochure form, and mail in a check for the deposit or class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.Discounts for the visually impaired are offered on Basic Field Recording and Microphone Workshop. Co-sponsored by Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences and Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Beginning ProTools Tuesday-Thursday, December 9-11, 6-9pm




Jack Straw Artist Project

Tina Hoggatt: Story Chairs

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Tina Hoggatt. Click here to download the interview.

See Art Zone with Nancy Guppy's piece on Story Chairs!

Story Chairs, a temporary audio installation by Jack Straw Resident Artist Tina Hoggatt featuring the work of over 30 writers and musicians, is now installed in Jack Straw's new lobby.


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Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through tour artist residencies available for free download. This week's artist: S. Eric Scribner

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Seattle World School 2014

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. During our arts & technology program this year, World School students from many different countries participated in projects to help strengthen their new English language and technical skills.

Jack Straw Accessible Youth Art Workshops

Jack Straw presented a series of accessible workshops in conjunction with Rachel Green and Seth Sexton's New Media Gallery installation Hypnagogic Jerk, which incorporated dance, sculpture, and sound. Check out the project page for more information, video, sound, and pictures.


These podcasts feature interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Harold Taw, and Wendy Call. Click here to listen.

Special Projects

Jack Straw Cultural Center works with various organizations and communities to create oral histories, museum audio guides, and neighborhood audio tours. Click here to learn more.