In these times of economic stringency it is imperative that as much money as possible gets through to the front line.
This is true for Arts Council Wales which is currently undertaking a spending review with a report due this summer.
Excellent outlets such as Theatr Powys and the Wyeside Arts Centre as well as groups like Powys Dance rely on Arts Council of Wales funding to grow and to thrive and find it difficult to access private sources of funding, unlike similar centres and groups in Cardiff.
The aim must be to secure and increase future funding for facilities like Theatr Powys and the Wyeside Arts Centre and groups like Powys Dance which play such a significant and valuable role in bringing the arts to Powys.
Yesterday I visited another of our truly excellent Arts venues-the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, where Alan Hewson has done such fantastic work over the years.