Be Part of our Future

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Be Part of our Future

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are launching an appeal to raise £500,000 to enable us to purchase Barbican House
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Creating a thriving hub of arts activity at Barbican House

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are launching an appeal to raise
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to enable us to purchase Barbican House and transform it into a thriving centre for music and the arts – set in the heart of Gloucester.
“GAM, in its Barbican House base, is rapidly becoming the epicentre of arts education in Gloucestershire.”
Viv Hargreaves, Chair
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Be Part of our Future Appeal

We seek to make Barbican House our permanent home.  Owning the building will mean that we can carry out the adaptations necessary to maximise the use of the space, enabling more people to use the building in different ways.  Our future plans for the building include:

  • increasing accessibility - a flat or ramped entrance to the front and a lift to the upper floors
  • a new entrance to create an orientation space/reception area to welcome visitors
  • to better utilise the space at the heart of the building (currently a redundant courtyard) by creating an atrium to make a community space available for visitors to enjoy a drink, snack and socialise)
  • increase the capabilities of the current rehearsal space through re-configuring the room to ensure better acoustics and create opportunities for performances to occur within the building
  • further work will include the introduction of a recital room for small ensemble rehearsals and performances
  • we will increase our visibility outside the building with improved signage and lighting and internal signage
  • we will assess our environmental impact and seek to improve this as part of the scheme.  Our plans will ensure that future changes contribute to our overall aim of being more sustainable.
We’re asking everyone who shares our passion for music making of the highest quality to please help us to secure our home.  This is the first step to achieving our goal.  Please consider whether you can contribute now or pledge your support for payment at a later date.
“The passion, dedication and commitment of all the staff at GAM is inspiring.  They have created a community that brings together individuals and families from all around the county, providing countless opportunities for them to develop, not just their musical ability, but friendships, confidence and courage.  It has the feel of a big, happy family into which all are welcomed and allowed to flourish.”
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