Festival Terras sem Sombra – “Lands Without Shadows” – makes accessible to a wide audience the religious monuments of the Diocese of Beja as prime locations for the enjoyment of sacred music. Since 2003, the festival has pursued a dialogue between the past and present; making links between the arts and the rescue of musical heritage are key elements of this project. Protection of natural resources is another priority: each performance is associated with an action to safeguard local biodiversity.
In 2014 an old tomato factory was transformed into an industrial museum and festival venue: Santorini Arts Factory. The mission statement of this innovative endeavour is that SAF will become one of the main centres of cultural activity on Santorini and a crossroads of civilizations which will provide direct access to high-quality events. Santorini Arts Factory is dedicated to art and culture for all ages through a diverse programme of theatre, dance and musical productions and exhibitions.
Routes in Marpissa is a 3-day, experiential, cultural festival organized by a group of volunteers and takes place every August in Marpissa on the island of Paros, Cyclades. The festival has as its central idea the creation of routes and points of interest in the traditional settlement around themes of architecture, folklore, music, art and environment. It is designed on the characteristics and scale of the village and takes an experiential approach so that everyone can have an active role in the events.