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.