The first Audiovisual Arts Festival was organized in Corfu in May 2006 by the Department of Audio and Visual Arts. The festival celebrated essentially the artistic creativity of the students of the new department of the Ionian University, launched in 2004. The program included art events (installations, interactive works, visual arts and photography exhibitions as well as concerts in collaboration with the Department of Music Studies), a 1-day symposium on the subject of “Digital Technology and Audiovisual Arts” and workshops. The venues were: Ionian Academy, Aretaios Building within the Old Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu and the Municipal Gallery in collaboration with the Corfu Municipality. About the first Audiovisual Arts Festival in the press, among others, wrote: ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΤΥΠΙΑ (05/06/2006) "Τέχνη Διαμέσου Υπολογιστών" - Μαρία Μαραγκού & Τα Νέα (06/06/2006) "Φεστιβάλ στο Ψυχιατρείο" - Παρασκευή Κατιμερτζή.