The University of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts (GAMPA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Agreement on Thursday 1st December 2016. The agreement sets out a framework for active collaboration and the sharing of resources between both organisations.

This is a very exciting initiative, with both parties jointly agreeing to work together to nurture talent and encourage creativity amongst Gibraltar’s performers and musicians.

'The educational benefits of music and the performing arts are well established. To add to this we have a great pool of talent locally that needs nurturing. This partnership is underpinned by a motivation to support GAMPA’s work in these areas’, Professor Daniella Tilbury, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar, commented. She explained that ' As a higher education institution we can also broker new professional and academic development opportunities as well as international collaborative arrangements. We are delighted to be signing this Letter of Agreement.'

Christian Santos, GAMPA Principal, had the following to say ‘We are very excited to collaborate with the University of Gibraltar.  Our aim at the Academy is to foster a positive learning environment and be able to offer as many different educational opportunities to our present and future students as possible.  We are two new institutions with a lot of energy and eagerness to grow together. This collaboration will enable us to enrich our students with all the knowledge and opportunities we can offer.  Looking forward to a new educational future in music, performance, art and culture.’

The LoA was a result of a Community and Culture Consultation Meeting held in May as a scoping exercise and to ensure the needs of the community were identified, with further meetings in the pipeline.