The Art&Music Festival (A&M) since its beginnings in 1993 has promoted the multicultural idea of Istria and Croatia for multiple platforms and media, mainly comics and music. During the war years, A&M acted as an extremely rare counterbalance to the predominant attitude in the country, which aggressively propagated the uncompromising ceremonial cultures. During this time, the A&M Festival supported young artists from the world of music and art and helped enable communication between the artistic scenes of the former nations, always with a view to educational programmes and pedagogical work with young people. In 2003, the Art&Music Festival opened its doors for the 17th time. Since 2012 it has offered for free the Epidemija (Epidemia) publication, the result of their comics and journalism workshop.