The 3-day Balkanik Festival takes place in Bucharest in September and consists in concerts by renowned bands from the Balkans and Europe, an arts and crafts fair with participants from minority groups in Romania, and visual arts exhibitions of photography and painting illustrating the life and culture of minorities. The festival is a socio-cultural project, aiming at creating a bridge of understanding between the country’s minorities and encouraging cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.
Guimarães noc noc is held annually on the first weekend of October when all artistic disciplines are exhibited in unconventional venues: private houses and studios, cafés, city squares and streets. This arrangement requires commitment, involvement and the sharing of responsibilities between artists, organizers and the community. All artists, projects and venues create an artistic route, a path that runs along the UNESCO-listed centre of Guimarães, followed by map for a voyage of discovery.