Cerveira International Art Biennial, the oldest art festival in Portugal, is focused on the promotion of contemporary art. Since its establishment in 1978 it has developed a national and international reputation for fostering and stimulating the region’s creativity, cultural decentralization and internationalization. This biennale provides a space for meeting, interaction and dissemination of ideas, and is an opportunity for the acknowledgement of the achievements of national and international artists.
Festival Interceltique de Lorient gathers 4,500 artists from all parts of the Celtic world in events of every kind: traditional, classical, folk, jazz, rock and electronic music, dance, art, literature, film and lectures. During 10 days in August around 250 shows are seen by large audiences (750,000 visitors in 2014). The festival contributes to the development of Breton culture and spreads links to the Celtic nations of Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Ireland, Galicia and Asturias.
Tirana International Guitar Festival is an annual event focused on the classical guitar organized by the Guitar Foundation of Albania and in cooperation with Tirana University of the Arts. It started on 2013 and it has many platforms, like: master concerts, concerts of young guitarists, master courses, exhibitions, workshops and the international youth guitar competition.