Brief description of organisation
Fundación Valparaíso was established in 1989 by Paul Beckett, a Danish artist, and his wife Beatrice, who both have a long life knowledge of art and conservation patronage.
The retreat is situated on the edge of terraced almond, orange and olive groves, 150 meters above sea level, and enjoys a beautiful panoramic view, which includes the Mediterranean, the Sierra Cabrera and the white hilltop village of Mojácar. The retreat was formerly an olive oil mill house.
Rural roads and trails crisscross the surrounding valley, and the region is a hikers paradise. Cars, mopeds and bicycles can be rented on the beach about 4 kilometers from the retreat. There are local bus services. The famous monumental Andalucia cities Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla can be reached by bus, as well as Madrid and Barcelona.
Organisation founded in
Brief description of residency program
The programme is open all year long, except March and August. Every month Valparaiso Foundation gives a grant for a residency to 8 international artists.
Residency program since
Disciplines and media
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Film Making
Type of organisation
- Independent Association/Foundation
Duration of residencies
- 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time
between 5 and 10
no companions allowed
Expenses paid by artist
Expectations of the artist
Application by Mail
Description of residency
- Internet Connection
- Printmaking Facilities
- Musical Instruments
- Studios for visual artists with tables, boards, easels, water, electricity
Number of studios
Type and size of studios
- Private Room
Other activities happening at the space
How to reach
There is no train to Mojácar. The nearest train stations are in Almería capital or Lorca (in Murcia) and from there buses must be taken.
The nearest airport is Almería.
There are 535 Kms. from Madrid to Mojácar, but there are also bus connections from Madrid, Málaga and Alicante.