GAM seeks funds to purchase Barbican House

by Kirsty Winnan in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th April 2022 we successfully raised £30,495 ( + est. £4992.50 Gift Aid ) with 223 supporters in 49 days

This is our 40th Anniversary Appeal to enable Gloucestershire Academy of Music to purchase its own home at Barbican House.

by Kirsty Winnan in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

New stretch target

All funds will go directly into music education in Gloucestershire.

Be Part of our Future Appeal

We seek to make Barbican House our permanent home.  Owning the building will provide a safe, accessible and sustainable future for GAM.  It will enable us to 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.”    Parent of current GAM student


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£45 or more

6 of 100 claimed

Limited edition giclee print of Barbican House

A specially comissioned limited edition giclee print of an oil painting of GAM's home, Barbican House, by local artist Rachael Thorogood.

£10 or more

26 of 100 claimed

Special 40th Anniversary Tea Towel

Specially designed tea towel to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of GAM

£25 or more

7 of 100 claimed

40th Anniversary Tote Bag

Proudly display your support of GAM with this exclusively designed 40th anniversary tote bag.

£60 or more

7 of 100 claimed

40th Anniversary GAM Hoodie and T-Shirt

Wear your support for GAM with pride and stand out from the crowd with this hoodie and t-shirt set

£100 or more

0 of 60 claimed

An evening of Indonesian music, food and drink

2 tickets to an exclusive evening of Indonesian food and drink including a live Gamalan session to participate in.

£200 or more

5 of 15 claimed

Private conducting Masterclass

Realise your dreams of becoming the next Sir Simon Rattle by taking one of the limited places for an exclusive private conducting masterclass with GAM's Artistic Director, Glyn Oxley

£450 or more

0 of 6 claimed

An intimate recital and drinks reception

10 tickets to an exclusive recital and drinks reception at Barbican House 'An Evening with Derek and Jenny Aviss'

£995 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Private Ensemble Performance

Would you like to have an ensemble provided for a special occasion, either at your home or another venue? Dates to be agreed following your gift.

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