[NɛST] is a community center and residency cluster of ICA Yerevan for arts and cultural workers with a special emphasis on supporting the combination of artistic and surviving strategies in a shaping community of colleagues with similar lifestyle and political position. Description It is open for regional and international arts and cultural workers (artists, writers, curators, theatre directors, choreographers, filmmakers, photographers, art critics, art historians as well as interdisciplinary theorists and researchers interested in a wide range of subjects including but not limited to: community design music and sound art filmmaking and film studies architecture & urban studies social archeology and narratives contemporary dance and performance time-banking and other forms of non-fiscal social sustainability artifacts as social, cultural, virtual and bio facts, artifacts as errors As a community center it is open to offer floor to those activities and initiatives that are connected to different media and topics of art and culture as well as civil self-organization and community development. Modus operandi [NɛST] gives big importance to integrating invited residents (both regional and international) to local artistic community or other social milieu that pertains the sphere of interests of the resident. The residency program will be �implemented’ in collaboration with a number of established institutions and collectives such as UrbanLab Yerevan Institute for Democratization of Urban Planning, Utopiana.am Cultural-creative organization, AJZ space, Epsidon theatre, Forum artistic collective and various individual cultural actors (depending on relevant practices or topics). Why we think this residency is needed [NɛST] gives big importance to integrating invited residents (both regional and international) to local artistic community or other social milieu that pertains the sphere of interests of the resident. The residency program will be �implemented’ in collaboration with a number of established institutions and collectives such as UrbanLab Yerevan Institute for Democratization of Urban Planning, Utopiana.am Cultural-creative organization, AJZ space, Epsidon theatre, Forum artistic collective and various individual cultural actors (depending on relevant practices or topics). [NɛST] gives big importance to integrating invited residents (both regional and international) to local artistic community or other social milieu that pertains the sphere of interests of the resident. The residency program will be �implemented’ in collaboration with a number of established institutions and collectives such as UrbanLab Yerevan Institute for Democratization of Urban Planning, Utopiana.am Cultural-creative organization, AJZ space, Epsidon theatre, Forum artistic collective and various individual cultural actors (depending on relevant practices or topics). We are open to receive proposals from different Armenian cultural organizations on collaboration and exchanges within the country. Another distinctive but optional feature of residency is that it offers an opportunity for parent artists to travel, work and live with their children in a shaping community of the alike thus rethinking the cliché of residency as an escapist shelter from living routine and disenfranchising domain for arts and cultural workers with parenting duties.