MARBELLA’S annual art festival (FIAM) is under threat of folding unless sponsorship can be found.
Its organisers insisted this year ‘could be the last’, with little funds to pay for lighting, marketing and stalls.
“This year has been very difficult and without financial backing from businesses the festival will die,” organiser Caroline Bowley told the Olive Press.
“We really hope that this year a kindly company owner enjoyed it so much he or she is prepared to support it next year.”
Meanwhile, the FIAM launched a Friends of the Festival campaign which offered a range of special offers for a donation of €50.
“We all know that it is a difficult time for everyone financially but an event such as this should be a focus as cultural importance as it draws visitors and residents and can be highly profitable.
“We believe that the art festival is vital in presenting Marbella as a cultural destination and we need businesses and politicians to support us in making the festival bigger and better and creating other cultural events”.