About the annual submission

Each year National portfolio organisations and Major partner museums 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 submission as a condition of their funding. This submission 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 submission has been conducted online. In prior years the annual submission was completed as an Excel document.

The annual submission 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.

View data and reports from this year's annual submission

View current headline data that is published as an official statistic 

Reporting on the annual submission

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


If you have any questions or complaints about this statistical release contact . We would also welcome any feedback you might have on this release, including its format, timing and data quality.

The Arts Council's lead contact for official statistics is Andrew Mowlah, Senior Manager, Policy and Research. Any questions or complaints about our official statistics should be directed to Andrew at .


Visit our archive of annual submissions