2012 Jack Straw Artist Residencies, application deadline 10/31

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Applications for 2012 Jack Straw Artist Residencies available now!

THE JACK STRAW ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMS 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 and participation in our various presentation programs. Artists may apply to only one program per year.

Monday, October 31, 2011 Applications must be postmarked or delivered by 5:00 pm on the due date.

Applications and more information online at: www.jackstraw.org/programs/asp/2012/2012_apps.shtml

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Twelve writers working in all forms and styles are selected by an invited curator. Participants create new work during the residency to be presented through live readings, recorded interviews, a published anthology, and via podcasts on our web site. Participants also receive professional training in voice and microphone technique, performance and delivery, and studio interviews.

Up to eight artists/teams are awarded 20 hours of recording and production time with an engineer at Jack Straw Productions; an additional 10-12 artists/teams receive matching awards. The Artist Support Program is open to artists of all disciplines whose project proposals include sound as a major component. Such projects might include recording a music CD, producing radio programs, oral histories, audio literature, sound for a gallery installation or public art project, film, performance, digital media work, etc. Completed projects are publicly presented at a Meet the Artist Night, Artist Showcase, or Composer Spotlight event, and via our Artist of the Week podcast series.

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is 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 to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Up to three artists/teams are selected to receive 20 hours in our studios with an engineer to realize the sound component of their project, and to exhibit their completed project in our gallery. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop, podcasts/interviews, and other events.

About Jack Straw Productions
Jack Straw Productions is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to the creation, production and presentation of all forms of audio art. Jack Straw Productions' history began in 1962, when a group of artists, educators, and journalists formed the Jack Straw Foundation, which founded KRAB-FM, one of the first community radio stations in the United States. Jack Straw continues to assist artists, educational institutions, and community organizations that are interested in working creatively with sound through our audio production services and recording studios, artist residency programs, educational programs, and community partnerships. Jack Straw Productions has been open to the public in Seattle's University District since 1989.

Jack Straw Productions thanks The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of the Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-0919

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