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Jack Straw Cultural Center is now accepting submissions for the 22nd year of the Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 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 other technology and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to four artists/teams are selected to receive up to 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer, which they may use to realize the sound component of their project, with training as needed. Artists’ new work is presented in our gallery in the following year. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcast/interview posted on our web site, and other events. Additional family engagement programs may be developed with select installations.
New Media Gallery applications are evaluated and awarded by a multidisciplinary selection panel. The panelists change each year, and are all established artists and arts professionals invited by Jack Straw staff. The names of the panelists will be made public after the selection process has been completed. All applicants will be notified of the results in writing. Please allow at least twelve weeks after deadline dates for the review and notification process to be completed.
The process can be highly competitive depending on the number and range of applications. Panelists will base their selections upon the excellence of the work represented in the support materials provided by the applicant; the artistic merit of the proposed project; the feasibility of the proposed project; and the subjective response of the panelists to the applicant’s proposal/work in comparison to the other submissions received.
Jack Straw Residency Application workshops:
Sunday, September 29, 6pm Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE with 2019 JS Writers Program Curator Kathleen Flenniken, ASP artist Srivani Jade, and Gallery artist Roger Feldman.
Wednesday, October 2, 6:30pm Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (West Room), 104 17th Ave S with 2017 Writers Program Curator Jourdan Imani Keith, ASP artist Sharon Nyree Williams, and Gallery artist ET Russian.
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