Jack Straw Cultural Center

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Please contact us at arts@jackstraw.org or 206-634-0919 if this application format is not accessible to you for any reason.

Our artist residency programs - the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, New Media Gallery Program, and Writers 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, training, and participation in our various presentation programs. 

Applications for each year's residency programs are generally available in the summer and due in the fall of the preceding year. 

Residency Application workshops with Jack Straw staff and artists:

Thursday, October 27, 2022 (archived recording) with new Media Gallery artist Chanee Choi, Artist Support Program artist Marilyn Montúfar, and 2022 Writers Program Curator Michael Schmeltzer.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (archived recording) with 2021 Writers Program Curator E.J. Koh, New Media Gallery Artist May Maylisa Cat, and Artist Support Program alum Natasha Marin

Monday, October 19, 2020 (archived recording) with 2019 Writers Program Curator Kathleen Flenniken, New Media Gallery Artist Joel Ong, and Artist Support Program/Writers Program alum Harold Taw.


Artists may only apply for one of our artist residency programs each year. 

Established and emerging artists working in any discipline or genre may apply to any one of the residency programs offered. Artists living outside of the Puget  Sound region may apply, but should be aware that expenses for travel, lodging, etc. are not included in the award. Artists may apply as individuals or in teams.

Current Jack Straw staff, interns, board members, or their immediate family members may not apply. Artists participating in 2023 programs may not apply again for the same program in 2024. However, they may apply for a program in which they did not participate in the previous calendar year.

Jack Straw Cultural Center