Academy Award winner Jamie Selkirk says new Performing Arts Centre will be a great asset for Kapiti.
An award winning producer and Kapiti resident is supporting the proposed Kapiti performing arts centre. Jaime Selkirk co-produced the Lord of the Rings trilogy with Sir Peter Jackson, winning an academy award for film editing.
After recently visiting Kapiti College Mr Selkirk says the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be a great asset for Kapiti.
Mr Selkirk says in order for our next generation of creative talent to thrive, we need to ensure they have the support and guidance to achieve their potential.
Kapiti College alumni and entrepreneur Katherine Corich says local businesses and entrepreneurs need to understand the potential of what the proposed Centre will do to help Kapiti stand out from other regions.
She says the value of training in the performing arts cannot be underestimated.
The $10 million Kapiti Performing Arts Centre is a partnership with Kapiti College and the Community.
Approximately $8 million has been raised for the project through partnerships with the Kapiti District Council and Lotteries.
The school is currently seeking support for the last $2 million.