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The available V 1.0 and V 2.0 datasets contain data collected and submitted by Toolkit users during the 2019-23 ACE funding period. As such, the methodology used was designed to answer the question: ‘Does this work meet its creative intentions?’. This is achieved by those who created the work describing their creative intentions using a set of quality metrics, and then members of the public and invited peers who experience the work assess it using the same set of quality metrics. Comparison between the metrics from the three groups is used to determine the extent to which the work met its creative intentions.

Creative intentions and audience experience are captured using surveys. These surveys are mostly distributed online by the organisations whose work it is, although some are also carried out with in-person interviews.

The focus of the Impact & Insight Toolkit has shifted for the current 2023-26 Investment Programme in line with ACE’s Ambition and Quality Investment Principle.


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V 1.0 Dataset – 19-23 funding period          Released October 2021

V 2.0 Dataset – 19-23 funding period          Released September 2022



Author: Counting What Counts

Title: Impact & Insight Toolkit Open Dataset

Version: v2.0

File Type: CSV



The Impact & Insight Toolkit Open Dataset is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License.

In summary this means:

You are free:

  • To share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
  • To create: To produce works from the database.
  • To adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.

As long as you:

  • Attribute:  You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the license.  For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.


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