The ZAK regularly organises 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 organised 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 Badisches Staatstheater. In 2007, ZAK initiated “public science in theatre”, an event series 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 organised in the framework of General Studies at ZAK.