Kapiti businesses are being invited to sponsor a seat and leave a legacy in the planned Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.
At Coastlands last night (Wednesday 12 October), Kapiti College Board of Trustees Chair Jennie Gutry launched a campaign to ask local businesses to sponsor seats for the Centre which is due to be completed in early 2018.
“We have been delighted with the level of interest from businesses in the community over the last year, eager to support the Centre and have developed this sponsorship opportunity as a result. “
Mrs Gutry says sponsoring a seat will leave a legacy in Kapiti.
The first seatbuyer Rudy van Vlerken – Pzazz
“The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be a centre piece of the community for generations to come and we invite businesses to be a part of that. It will be a place to learn, to teach and to be entertained. In that way, it is something the whole community can be connected to.”
“Creativity is not just about being on the stage, to survive in the business world today we must all be creative. A business can sponsor a seat to recognize the importance of creativity in a tangible way.”
“Sponsoring a seat is also a wonderful opportunity to honour members of the community who have contributed to the region particularly through education, the arts or business development. It may be something community groups wish to work together to do. “
Mrs Gutry said Kapiti College had received overwhelming support and enthusiasm from the community for this project and there were many opportunities to donate or partner with the Performing Arts Centre in a large or small way.
These include: naming rights opportunities, premium and gold seat sponsorship and a give a little campaign.
The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will include a 348 seat performance theatre, a black box theatre seating 100, a drama and dance studio, music and film making classrooms and practice rooms, a recording studio and a box office.
The original design was for a $4.5 million facility which suited the college needs but strong interest from the community resulted in the Kapiti College Board of Trustees commissioning a $10 million design.
“While our future performing artists are foremost in the College’s mind, we have consulted widely with the community, particularly the performing arts sector who see a real need for a venue which will be available to teach and showcase local artists as well as attract national and international acts.”
Mrs Gutry says thanks to the input from the community, the new centre will provide an affordable space for community performers, a modern theatre with quality acoustics good enough to attract national and international acts with support spaces such as a green room and practice areas.
“We have been delighted to receive strong support from Lotteries, the Kapiti District Council and the Ministry of Education, Coastlands, Goodmans, Paraparaumu Rotary and the Kapiti Music Centre.
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