The ERICarts Institute does not undertake “research for the sake of research”. The projects and its results are published and communicated to specific target groups from, for example, the research community, policy makers, cultural managers and the public at large.
The strategy of the Institute is to use a diversity of communication channels:
Book publications present the results of large transnational projects and contain qualitative and quantitative information, country reports, comparative tables and policy recommendations.
Articles published in journals present the results in a digested form. They are written for different audiences depending on the target group of the journal aimed at researchers, arts managers, policy makers, etc.
Workshops and seminars are organized with local institutions to debate project ideas and eventually their results. A diverse group of participants are invited to share their perspective on different issues.
Online information systems are developed to reach an international community of users which would otherwise not be feasible in a printed book. Such systems are also interactive and encourage comments and questions from the users.
Project websites contain additional data, information resources and relevant background documentation used in major projects and which may not be made available in the printed publications. These websites also encourage users to contribute their resources and thus create a common space for communication and information dissemination among professionals studying different themes.