The EIC was established in 2006 to celebrate the great choir conductor, his strong visions, artistic ideals and invaluable contribution to world choral music for more than half a decade.
The Eric Ericson Hall was inaugurated in 2009. Among the activities of the centre is the Eric Ericson Award of 100,000 Swedish Crowns handed out every third year to a talented young international choir conductor. The Eric Ericson Award will not take place this year, for economic reasons.
The EIC also hosts The Eric Ericson Day, in October each year. This event includes concerts, as well as handing out rewards, prizes and scholarships.