Founded in 1987, the TASI Association (Professional Theatre Creators of the Scene Indipendent) aims at promoting every face of theatre without preference of style or genre. It welcomes companies or single artists working in the Italian part of Switzerland. At the moment the association consists of 50 members who distinguish by their particular interest in innovative forms of theatre, dance, marionettes and shadow theatre.
Thanks to the importance of its activities TASI benefits from the assistance of the Ufficio federale della Cultura e della Divisione della cultura for Ticino. (Federal Office and Cantonal Office for the promotion of cultural activities).