The partner was found last September, and the team of organizers began accepting applications for Art Point program in April this year: "Initially there wasn't much demand – the creative community did not respond enthusiastically. However, we knew that the initiative was unfamiliar to the public and, so far, it was just words. As soon as people saw the results, there were tons of applications: in July, the program was filled until mid-September". A format that should fit the level set by Eurasian Cultural Alliance and the British Council was the main selection criterion. The public interest also heightened, which confirmed the relevance and the need for such a space in our city and in our country. But at the same time, as noted by Vladislav Sludskiy, the aim was not to achieve the largest attendance possible; it was to attract the right kind of audience. After all, the cultural co-working center was designed to be a creative environment for designers, artists, musicians, actors, and SMEs. The main idea was to give them the opportunity to organize meetings, presentations, events and other activities. It all started with Igor Sludskiy, the chairman of Eurasian Cultural Alliance, who, while visiting international festivals and exhibitions, got the idea to create similar conditions for communication on the basis of contemporary art in Kazakhstan. On the global level, it's these kinds of cultural events that allowed people to learn, communicate and to create projects together. For example, last year there was a communication platform in place of Art Point, created by the Dutch-Hungarian art group Refunc. This year, the plan was to create an amphitheater, which held a number of events and meetings within the framework of the fifth edition of ARTBAT FEST. Later, however, the organizers decided to create something more serious and permanent in this area. Art Point appeared as a result of this.