We are very happy to announce that Nelly Ben Hayoun studios is now on Patreon!
Please sign up and support our exciting new phase, your support will help us to continue our work challenging power structures, providing free education programs and working with the best experts and collaborators to build the most unique public experiences.
Sign up and see our perks here!
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios is a creative studio based in an artist collective train carriage on top of a nightclub- The Village Underground- in the centre of London. We are a network of dreamers of the day- we aim to empower countercultures and communities by building platforms for them to challenge power structures, while also allowing for change and critical thinking through multi-faceted immersive experiences.
The studio was created 10 years ago and it is currently led by Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanian who has been dubbed the Willy Wonka of Design and Science. Our studio is composed of the most unique pool of talents- from graphic designers to artists, to textile designers, to philosopher and more.
In the past, we have created dark matter in people’s kitchen sinks to allow them to be face to face with the unknown while eating their pancakes; we have made volcanoes erupt in living rooms and we have looked for forms of life to send to outer space onboard a Viking ship.
We founded and we run a charity, the tuition-free University of the Underground which supports free educative programmes in the basement of nightclubs and endorses plurality of thinking, free and transnational teaching and unconventional practices while actively working with both institutions and nightlife. Recently, the University of the Underground has announced the creation of a high school of the underground for 10-16 year-olds too.
Historically we have always funded these projects ourselves through Nelly’s public speaking engagements and our consulting work. We have separated the design work and our income. But it has come to pass that this is not a sustainable model, particularly as the demand from our charitable work grows. If we are to keep making exciting, challenging and political work, we cannot rely on our existing revenue model – and we need to turn to you, our audiences to help us. In order to make disturbing and free experimental films, work with experts and pay collaborators to build the most unique public experiences, we need your assistance. Without which Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios will no longer be able to continue making the work that you have come to know us for the past 10 years.
We believe it is a time for ambitious, innovative creative work, we believe we can contribute to that, with your support. Thank you so much.
How it Works
If you like our work and would love to help us out, please choose how much you would like to pledge per month (even $1 makes a difference!) and you can select some exciting perks like I am (not) a Monster records personalised texts, and meeting the team!
Changed your mind? Don’t worry you can edit or cancel your pledge at any time you want. We are so so grateful for your support as it means that Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios can continue to be designers of experiences, and bring the sublime of science, free education and the International Space Orchestra to the public for long into the future.
Sign up and see our perks here!
Patreon is a crowdfunding membership platform based in the United States that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, with ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or “patrons”.