About the Annual Survey

Each year National Portfolio Organisations in receipt of regular funding from Arts Council England (referred to as ‘Regularly Funded Organisations’ prior to 2012/13) are required to complete an annual survey as a condition of their funding. This survey collects data on organisation profile, staffing, financial statements, numbers of performances, exhibition days, film screenings and educational activities and known and estimated audiences for these activities. It also collects data on touring activities.

From 2008/09, the survey has been conducted online. In prior years the annual survey was completed as an Excel document.

The annual survey is used as a monitoring document, providing evidence of the use of Arts Council England's funding including reporting to Government and other key stakeholders; supporting our monitoring of the whole National Portfolio - a major strand of our funding - and informing Arts Council policies, aims and ambitions.

Use the links on the left-hand side of this page to access data and reports from the annual survey.

2012/13 survey data

The 2012/13 annual survey closed on 21 June 2012.  We would like to thank all the National Portfolio Organisations that responded.

Headline data from the 2012/13 survey was published as an official statistic on 10 October 2013. We plan to publish a detailed written report later this year.

Reporting on the annual survey


Please call 0845 300 6200 if you would like additional information from the annual survey that is not contained in the key data report or tables.