The Artists Residence is situated amongst olive, orange and almond groves 2km from the beach at 150m above sea level. The Residence has magnificent views to the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra Cabrera, home to the town of Mojacar.
This rural retreat, an old olive mill, has eight private rooms with en suite bathroom, a dining room, a library with more than 10,000 titles and various other common areas. Each unit consists of a studio, a bedroom and a bathroom. Several of the rooms also have outdoor terraces or access to the courtyard. It also has its own vegetable garden and four individual workshops for painters, sculptors and multi media artists, as well as a study and auditorium for the musicians.
Each month up to eight artists come together at the Mojacar Residence. More than twenty five years of experience has shown this number to be ideal for facilitating an interchange of ideas in a friendly and enriching atmosphere. Full room and board, as
Fundacion Valparaiso was established in 1990 by Paul Beckett, a Danish artist, and his wife Beatrice, who both have a long life knowledge of art and conservation patronage.
One of the Valparaiso Foundation’s main aims is to offer artists from all over the world and from all branches of the arts (writers, musicians, painters, sculptors, visual artists, etc.), a quiet and peaceful retreat where they can concentrate on their art, free from distraction and the duties of daily life.
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 Mojacar. 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, Cordoba, Seville can be reached by bus, train or plane, as well as Madrid and Barcelona.
- Weeks: 2
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Private studio / workplace
- Printmaking facilities
- Access to salvaged and natural materials
- Exhibition space
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Sound recording studio