Announcing the 2020 Jack Straw Writers!

The 2020 Jack Straw Writers, selected by Curator Anastacia-Renée, are Rob Arnold, Ebo Barton, Jeffrey Cheatham II, Ching-In Chen, Elaina Ellis, Michelle Goodman, Maisha Manson, Wryly McCutchen, Troy Osaki, Helen K. Thomas, Jose Trejo Maya, and Arianne True.



Artist Support Program

Nuclear Recitals, Vol. I: Lubomyr Melnyk
A multimedia presentation

Sunday, February 23, 2--4pm

Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105
Tickets: Sliding scale ($0-$60)

Nuclear Recitals

At this public multimedia presentation, O (TYPONEXUS founder, Jack Straw Artist, and 4Culture Artist) will share work in progress on the international, site-specific, creative climate justice project, Nuclear Recitals. Vol. 1 features world's fastest pianist and pioneer of Continuous Music, Lubomyr Melnyk (Ukraine). Recital audio is now in post-production toward physical / digital release. Showcase includes current audio edit preview, visuals, exhibit, live movement performance, and forum focused on radical creativity and social engagement as tools for policy change.



Jack Straw Audio Workshops

Jack Straw's professional audio workshops are the perfect opportunity to improve your studio skills or get that first hands on introduction to the world of audio recording and editing. To register call Jack Straw Cultural Center at 206-634-0919 with your credit card to pay the deposit or full class fee. For more information email workshops@jackstraw.org.

Intro to Digital Audio Editing

Thursday, February 20, 6-10pm
Microphone Workshop Friday, February 21, 6-10pm
Basic Field Recording Saturday, February 22, 9am-5pm



Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Natural Individuals
A multimedia installation by Yunmi Her

February 14 - March 27, 2020

Youth and Family workshop: Saturday, March 7, 1-4pm (email education@jackstraw.org for more information)
Artist Talk: Friday, March 13, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Yunmi Her: Natural Individuals

Natural Individuals employs integrated VR and sculpture to investigate the spatial characteristics of collecting behavior and explore the lost identity of a collected object. VR image and sound interact with a viewer's gaze and show a virtual world created with internet image data. Sculptural objects reveal the insignificant morphological information of a particular object that was lost on the web.

Visit our New Media Gallery page for more information



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"My experience working with Jack Straw was fulfilling and influential for my development as an artist. Jack Straw has been, and continues to be, an incredible cultural and artistic resource in the Pacific Northwest."
- ET Russian, Jack Straw New Media Gallery artist

Please help our essential artist programs thrive for years to come!

Jack Straw Cultural Center keeps art, culture, and heritage vital through sound. Artists in our Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery, and Writers Program work with our artists and engineers to learn about sound and technology, create new work in our studios, and present it to the public.





Jack Straw Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Seattle Foundation, ArtsFund, Harvest Foundation, Jubilation Foundation, Robert Chinn Foundation, Tulalip Charitable Fund, and individual contributors for their support of our programs. Special thanks to our friends at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, ORA (Owen Richards Architects), and Forma Construction for their support. 

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4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105

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SoundPages, the Jack Straw Literary Podcast

SoundPages features interviews and readings by Jack Straw Writers such as Daemond Arrindell, Laura Da', EJ Koh, Robert Lashley, Claudia Castro Luna, and Jane Wong. Click here to listen.


Artist of the Week Podcast

Every two weeks we will make a new audio piece created through our artist residencies available for free download. This week: Naima Lowe

Subscribe at jackstraw.org/artistoftheweek, via itunes, or listen right here:


Foster High School Stories of Arrival

Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices is a community partnership project between Foster High School, Jack Straw Cultural Center, the Institute for Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, and KBCS 91.3 FM.


Happy Birthday ADA!

A story and song produced with students in the 2015 Blind Youth Audio Project.


Immigration Portraits at Seattle World School

The Seattle World School is a Seattle public school for newcomers to the United States. Students from three Washington State history classes created Immigration Portraits, a series of audio stories based on interviews the students conducted with each other about leaving their home countries to come to America