The ECAS programme was organised into four overlapping 18 month work packages/periods. The first two were focused on deepening the impact of their current cultural value, the third on extending and bridging into adjacent domains, and the last on sustainability and legacy.

Each work package consisted of four aspects:
1. Artistic co-commissions and curatorial projects;
2. Audience development and engagement initiatives;
3. Contextualising dialogue and engagement with wider society
4. Impact assessment.

Festivals as Living Laboratories
Working Period I: 01.06.2010 - 31.11.2011
Working Period II: 01.06.2011 - 30.11.2012
Ubiquitous Art and Music.
Working Period III: 29.05.2012 - 30.11.2013
Tools for an Unknown Future
Working Period IV: 01.04.2013 - 28.02.2015