Each year organisations that receive regular funding from the Arts Council complete an annual submission. In 2008/09 an online submission form was made available. In prior years, including 2007/08 and 2006/07, the annual submission was completed as an Excel document.

The annual submission collects information on organisational profile, financial statements, activity, learning and skills, engagement and participation and touring activity.

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; informing our monitoring of the whole regularly funded organisation portfolio – a major strand of our funding – and informing Arts Council policies, aims and ambitions.