The ZAK organizes regularly cultural events, to add an artistic perspective to the contemporary cultural discourse. Various artists, as e.g. Marie-Hélène H. Desrue, Bernd Seeland and Gisele Antelme-Dauphin, used the ZAK premises in the past years to show their work. Furthermore, thematic exhibitions as well as concerts are organized in different places all over the city, like the exhibition „Celebrity - The One & the Many“ by Elmgreen&Dragset at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe or the reading of bestseller author Ilja Trojanow at the Baden State Theatre. In 2007 the ZAK initiated “public science in theatre”, a series of events in cooperation with different theatres, mixing up science, film and theatre to anchor the concept of public science in the theatre scene.
Moreover some prestigious choirs and orchestras at KIT are organized in the framework of the General Studies of the ZAK.