The Audience Finder program helps you to better understand audience behaviours, motivations, experiences and demographics. It provides valuable insight to help put that understanding into context for informing audience development activity and helping to increase and diversify audiences. If you are a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), your funding agreement requires you to submit audience data to Audience Finder Data Tools, unless you have an official exemption from your Relationship Manager.
To fulfil their Arts Council England (ACE) annual reporting requirements at the end of the 21/22 financial year. All Band 1 National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) must submit data that will allow them to create an Audience Report.
Band 1 NPOs must contribute at least one form of audience data and can choose from either:*
- A ticketing data report produced through Audience Finder Answers of all your ticketing data for the 21/22 financial year with completed production categorisation of this data to maintain the national dataset.
- If you are a Band 1 touring organisation, an Annual summary from Audience Finder Show Stats of all of your physical productions from venues within England.
Although Band 1 NPOs are only required to contribute one form of audience data, we would strongly urge you to submit both a survey and/or a ticketing/Audience Finder Show Stats data report, if it is possible to do so. Submitting both types of data will allow your organisation to utilise all of the audience insight tools within the Audience Finder Data Tools, giving you a better overall picture of your audience.
Please note, all annual reports for 21/22 are required to be produced from Audience Finder Answers and/or Audience Finder Show Stats and not Audience Finder Original.