Evaluation statistics

With a return rate of 90% AA2A Artists' evaluation forms give accurate and detailed information which is collated into spreadsheets and fed back to colleges to improve their schemes. Below are some of the national statistics for AA2A.


  • Artists rated the importance of AA2A nationally at 9 out of 10
  • 96% said they would definitely recommend AA2A to others
  • 37% received a personal recommendation to apply
  • 98% believe AA2A is important to an artists' career development

  • 56% rated the facilities offered by institutions as excellent and 33% as good'
  • 50% used facilities or equipment that was new to them
  • 80% used at least one of the support areas offered, (library, lectures, IT, etc)

  • 16% were recent graduates (graduating 2012-2014)
  • 8% had been working as an artist for 1-3 years, 36% for 3-10 years and 56% for more than 10 years
  • 67% of artists were female and 33% were male
  • 65% were self employed
  • 15% had a disability
  • 25% were from a non UK background

  • Artists used an average of 139 hours access time (of the minimum 100 hours offered)
  • They travelled an average of 26 miles to their AA2A institution

  • The AA2A scheme rated highest by their artists was the University of Hertfordshire
  • Close runners up were University of Derby and University of Bedfordshire