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"Call for Artists: Three Programs - Artist Support Program, Writers Program, New Media Gallery Program"
2005-09-07 until 2005-11-04
Jack Straw Foundation and New Media Gallery
Seattle, WA, USA United States of America

Applications are now available for Jack Straw Productions' Artist Residency Programs: the Artist Support Program, the Jack Straw Writers Program, and the Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program. Artists may obtain an application for these programs by printing a copy from their website located at www.jackstraw.org, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to: Application, Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Applications may also be picked up at their studios located in Seattle's University District, on the southwest corner of Roosevelt Way NE and NE 43rd Street.

On Tuesday, October 11, 2005  at 7 PM we will offer a free application workshop for artists interested in applying for one of the 2006 studio residencies. This public workshop will provide details about application requirements -- work samples, written project proposals, and how to fill out the forms -- and explain the selection process. Applicants may ask specific questions about the application process and tour the professional recording studios at Jack Straw Productions.

ABOUT THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Artist Support Program ~ Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2006 A wonderful opportunity for any artist wanting to work with sound, the Artist Support Program annually awards up to eight artists/artist teams 20 hours of studio recording and production time at Jack Straw Productions' studios with an engineer. An additional eight to ten artists/artist teams will receive matching awards. This program is open to artists of all disciplines including, but not limited to, artists working in the musical, visual, media, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. Completed projects are presented to the public in a variety of ways, including our Meet the Artist nights. Applications are reviewed by a multidisciplinary, peer-panel that makes selections based primarily on artistic excellence demonstrated in the work samples provided by each applicant.

New Media Gallery Program ~ Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2006

The New Media Gallery Program offers a unique venue in Seattle for established and emerging artists of various disciplines interested in creating work for which sound has an integral or an exclusive role. Each year, up to three artists/artist teams are awarded residency hours to work in Jack Straw Productions' recording studio with an engineer to produce the sound component of their work. Installations are exhibited for up to two months and each installation is accompanied by an artist reception, related workshops, and special events. The Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program enables many artists/artist teams to experiment with new media and develop new skills in a supportive setting. This program is open to artists of all disciplines including, but not limited to, artists working in the visual, media, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary arts. Applications are reviewed by a multidisciplinary, peer-panel that makes selections based primarily on artistic excellence demonstrated in the work samples provided by each applicant.

Writers Program ~ Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2006

Jack Straw Productions began the Jack Straw Writers Program as a way to help Puget Sound area writers move their work off the page and into an aural form. The Writers Program is open to artists working in all literary genres and offers a variety of unique tools and opportunities, including public readings, microphone and voice training, inclusion in the Jack Straw Writers Program Chapbook, interview sessions, and radio program features. Each year Jack Straw Productions invites a new guest curator to select up to fourteen writers for the program. The curator is asked to make selections based foremost on artistic excellence demonstrated in the work samples provided by each applicant.

Special thanks to The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Breneman Jaech Foundation, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and individual contributors for their support of our artist programs and services.

Jack Straw Productions ~ 4261 Roosevelt Way NE ~ Seattle, WA 98105 ~ (206) 634-0919 jsp@jackstraw.org ~ www.jackstraw.org


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