Be Part of our Future
Creating a thriving hub of arts activity at Barbican House
In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are launching an appeal to raise:
to enable us to purchase Barbican House, our current home set in the heart of Gloucester, and to develop our plans for its refurbishment. Please help us to achieve our goal and ensure we can continue to inspire future generations of young musicians.
Any gift made between 22nd February and 14th April 2022 will be matched pound for pound through the generosity of the Architectural Heritage Fund, doubling the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. We must raise £25,0000 within these dates to claim our grant, so please help us achieve to our goal. Thank you in advance for your generosity - please click on the ‘donate to us’ button below to give now.
“GAM, in its Barbican House base, is rapidly becoming the epicentre of arts education in Gloucestershire.”
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.
“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.”