not/nowhere is an artist workers’ cooperative that programmes workshops, screenings, exhibitions and other events.


Our mission is to ensure that local artists who use new media in their work can access film and media equipment, and acquire the training to use these machines creatively. We are committed to Black and POC artists exploring new possibilities for owning the means of production of our work and finding sustainability in our practice.

not/nowhere’s additional focus is to provide infrastructural support for artists working in all mediums, and enfranchise people living or working in London to take pleasure in expressing themselves creatively.

Companies House Registration: 11391055 Incorporated on 31 May 2018

not/nowhere is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.


We are acutely aware that analogue film and workshops can be cost prohibitive for groups who we feel the programme is primarily designed for.

We offer a sliding scale discount for the cost of community n/n subscription for anyone who seeks our programme as an alternative to formalised education for any reason, especially (our top priority) BIPOC, queer/trans* womxn, unwaged adults, carers, disabled persons and elders.

Want to join community n/n at a Pay What You Can Rate? Email us for the code to use at checkout. You do not need to explain why you need the concession. We trust that those who can pay the full £15 will honour the energy expenditure of the cooperative and practice solidarity within our community.

To request concession for a workshop, ticketed event or lab membership, please email us.

What about students?

University Student is not a category that we consider a defacto qualification for concession rates to our programmes. We agree with those who feel that the quality of University educations in the UK and worldwide has been severely challenged by rising tuition costs and casualisation of BIPOC staff at a disproportionate level. We encourage students who chose to remain within formal education, and would like their access to our programming to be subsidised, to ask their department heads to facilitate your exposure to analogue film with not/nowhere. Email us for ideas as for how to formulate this ask in your department. Also, we would love for you to get in touch if you are considering leaving formalised education and would like to speak about how not/nowhere could be an aspect of the alternative education you design for yourself or your community.

Remember that you can claim the cost of community n/n membership, as well as any workshop or programme, on your Self Assessment Tax Return on the basis of ‘professional development’.

Access Information

not/nowhere is against any form of discrimination based on disability, physical or mental health and neurodivergence, we are committed to being as accessible as possible within our means to our workers, our community and the general public.

Our studio is located on the ground floor. We are custodians of heavy machines that are hard to move, so we work around them. We encourage everyone in the space to be mindful and aware of the objects, to avoid handling them and to take care of each other when in the space.

Unfortunately, our toilet is not wheelchair accessible. The nearest accessible toilet is at the bar at Castle Cinema which is 60m from our space.

We welcome personal assistants to any of our courses. Please let us know if you have specific access needs when booking your course.

Our filmmaking equipment
For reference, Bolex cameras weigh around 4kg on average and their tripods are around 4kg. We have a range of 8mm and Super8 cameras, some lighter than others.

In general, filming with hand held analogue equipment demands upper body strength. We are committed to accommodating different needs by making adaptations within our possibilities.



This document outlines our COVID-19 studio adaptations and working policies for workers and participants. Participants must wear a mask in the studio at all times. Email us for additional safeguarding information for equipment hire.