Black-owned creative space based on Lansing

LANSING, Michigan – Two Michigan State University students open a creative space in Lansing. Their mission is to make black artists feel “in control”.

Josh Jennings is a DJ who has experience with beats. Jason Dixon is a producer with a penchant for piano. They want the Creative Culture Studio to be a place where artists can express themselves freely.

“We’re in a mostly white institution, all the time there is no safe room for black students …” said Dixon. “We believe there will always be a safe space here because we are black owners.”

There are two music production studios and a photo studio in the studio.

“We want people to see a bigger picture of a better future with us and a different environment than any other studio because most studios, just music, hit production, whatever, but we wanted to bring something new with us,” said Jennings.

The East Michigan Avenue space will open in late April. Artists can work in the studio or rent one of the rooms of their choice. For artists who have no experience with the equipment, Jennings and Dixon said they will train and teach.

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