How do I categorise my productions with an artform?

We’ve improved the artform coding functionality and it is now called production categorisation. You can now easily categorise all your productions with artforms within Audience Finder Answers - the newish addition to the Audience Finder Data Tools. Rather than having to wait to categorise a backlog of productions from each financial quarter, anyone within your organisation with an Audience Finder Original/Audience Finder Answers personal account can now use Answers to categorise productions, at any time.

Please note: You will no longer receive quarterly artform coding sheets and all artform coding is to be applied by this new method of production categorisation. All registered users will however receive a quarterly reminder to keep their categorisation up to date.

To categorise your productions, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the Audience Finder Answers site to login using your registered email address.

  2. Once logged in to your homepage you will see the heading Catgeoirse your Productions. Below the title you will see how many outstanding productions require categorising.

  3. Click on the link that says Categorise your productions to begin categorising your data. You will then see all your data listed by financial year in three sections, Uncategorised, Categorised and All Productions. If you click on uncategorised section on the far left, you can easily see all of the productions you need to categorise and quickly get up to date. Once you have assigned your uncategorised productions with an Audience Finder Artform you will be fully up to date. if you wish to change the artforms of productions already categorised, you can do so in the Categorised tab, those already assigned an artform will appear in Green, and you can see a full overview in All Productions.

Please be aware that you can toggle between calendar years. Just remember to click the Change Year button to see your productions from other years.

We’d also recommend that anyone who is new to this task or hasn’t done it for a while, check out our Knowledge Base articles on Artforms and definitions and The 3 Cs of Production Categorisation.

Categorising your data then provides full artform functionality across the Audience Finder Data Tools to help you gain more insight from your ticketing data and is a requested task for all organisations funded by Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland.

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