(UN)COMMON SPACES 2020-2024 Partner, part of the Italian consortium since 2020
ZONA K was born in Milan in 2011 as a cultural space dedicated to the exchange between different artistic and cultural disciplines.
It hosts events and actions of theater, cinema, dance, music, visual art, with particular attention to contemporary expressions and reflections on the present. Since 2012, it has offered theater reviews for adults and children.
In 2014, in opposite trend to traditional and OFF theaters, it sets its work on thematic FOCUS and opens its gaze to the world, hosting some of European performative avant-garde artists committed to a theater that looks to the present, which involves in different forms and measures the audience, who uses technological devices for new forms of artistic enjoyment, in inhabits unconventional places.
The thematic FOCUS formula allow a visible and recognizable space in town and, on the other hand, permit to continue the activities of the association based on training, residencies for companies and artists, ever closer relations with the neighborhood, artistic and cultural research in an intercultural way, small productions and co-productions with international artists.
Over the years, ZONA K has activated collaborations and relationships with numerous organizations, from independent structures to the more institutional ones in the artistic, cultural and social fields. Among these: Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Stanze, Danae Festival, Teatro Franco Parenti, Olinda/Teatro La Cucina, Mare Culturale Urbano, CLAPSpettacolo, Stratagemmi Prospettive Teatrali, Lapsus ass. promozione sociale, Festival dei Diritti, Università Cattolica (Milano), Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri (Milano), Centro Studi Politica Estera e Opinione Pubblica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Università Bocconi, Asnada, cooperativa Diapason, ASSPI, Cooperativa Stripes. The collaborations are concretized in different forms: a common planning, participation in calls for financing in partnership, in reciprocal hospitality, in shared programming.
The activity of ZONA K over the years has been supported by: Comune di Milano, Regione Lombardia, Fondazione Cariplo, C.L.A.P.Spettacolo dal vivo, Mibac. On July 2018 obtained the support of Fondazione Cariplo with the project “Diffusione Partecipata” in partnership with Stanze, Lapsus and Stratagemmi for a widespread and participated theater and aimed above all at a target of under 30 audience. Also on July 2018 it obtained the assignment of a contribution from the Mibac for the three-year period 2018/2020, in the Promotion sector, in partnership with the Mare Culturale Urbano and Perspettive Teatrali; by the Regione Lombardia under the Single Notice, educational and cultural promotion sector, for the project “Teen Time” in collaboration with Goethe Institut, Lapsus and Cooperativa Stripes.
Artistic Director: Valentina Kastlunger