The use of internet tools has been in increase in our social and professional lives since new techniques were adapted to facilitate the use of communications tools over the internet in general.
Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.
In order to promote the use of internet tools in arts, EMYAN launched in May 2007 art 2.0 Initiative.
Leaping into the world of information and communication technology gave the today arts a new dimension which will help forming the arts of the future. Giving new ideas of creation of new arts and also merging of some of the existing arts.
New aims and purposes of art have been arisen in the last few years arguing the world to put a definition of this newly created multi-purpose easy to distribute art.
Euro-Med Young Artists Network is launching a call for entries for its 1st Online Arts Festival which is scheduled to be held online on October 2008.
The festival is in its pilot edition and is organized under EMYAN ZeroBudget Initiative, if it is proved to be successful and gets good feedbacks, it will be adapted to be organized annually and put under more development for its second edition next year.
The festival is open for young artists (up to 30 years old) living in one of the Euro-Med countries in all fields of arts that can be published on the web, special section for web-based arts. Aiming to promote the use of Information Technology (IT) in arts in the EuroMed area. The IT represents a new artistic trend which has been growing in scale in the last few years. Young web users will be able to design and disseminate new production.