Town Hall Meeting

On 4th February 2021, G.M.I.A hosted the first in a series of Town Hall Meeting to update and collect the thoughts and concerns of the U.K Gospel Music Community.

As an organisation, we would like to say a big thank you to the nearly 100 attendees for what turned out to be a very informative, productive, promising and hopeful meeting.

Below is a collective of questions and answers covering the various area discussed at the meeting.

Any feedback or questions please email feedback@gmia.org.uk 

KEY Q&A

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By partnering with a wide range of industry education, music business and funding organisations, we curate and promote beneficial workshops that help strengthen projects and guide on funding applications.

We also aim to deliver specialised sessions, such as our Artists Clinics, which focus on the creatives careers, industry personnel development and best practice when it comes to navigating the industry.

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G.M.I.A  plans to host Practitioners sessions and networking opportunities in collaboration with relative organisations. This will include song-writing, managers, producers and promoter forums etc.

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Currently we have six Regional Coordinators in place across the UK, Scotland and Ireland. Our aim is to establish service Regional Hubs through access to funding and connecting partnerships that will support locally. There is a process of research and development required to make this all possible. 

FOLLOW UP ACTIONS:  See please our ROADMAP 2021 and organisational objectives that will play a part in the process.

G.M.I.A will launch a campaign inviting researchers and practitioners in our community to submit research papers, thesis, studies and findings to our LEGACY LIBRARY. 

Alongside our in-house Music Historian, Kevin Tomlin, we have also identified a Professor of Music Research to build surveys and gather feedback from your community to collate relevant data.

FOLLOW UP ACTIONS:  We are inviting our gospel enthusiast, lecturers, professors, doctorate to submit their research, reports, articles and papers that outline the history, influence, impact or findings of UK Gospel Music to contribute to the GMIA Legacy Library. For more information or queries, email info@gmia.org.uk

G.M.I.A  plans to assist any creative sector within our main outlined objectives, that promotes Gospel Music. We are excited about Gospel Music being represented across the creative sectors and the potential opportunities this presents.

FOLLOW UP ACTIONS: We have been meeting with the major music organisations and funding bodies to discuss better representation and engagement with the Gospel community.