Owain Arwel Hughes
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Sponsorship money is hard to find, says arts critic

The founding conductor of the Welsh Proms says that sponsors have helped secure the immediate future of the classical music event.

Owain Arwel Hughes has taken control of the event after Cardiff council withdrew its financial support.

But he warned that only private sponsorship can safeguard its long-term future.

The council said it would still provide the venue, staff and marketing "in the severest of financial climates".

Arts critic Mike Smith says private and corporate funding for the arts is hard to find in a country the size of Wales.

  • 09 Jan 2015
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