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.
Each month eight artists come together at the Mojacar Residence. Twenty five years of experience has shown this number to be ideal for facilitating an interchange of ideas in a friendly and enriching atmosphere.
From 2016, stays at the Residence will be in two or four weeks periods (see fees and grants), for artists who have all produced professionally recognised works and submitted proposals for projects to be undertaken at the Foundation itself. An established and well-recognised body of work is always used as the criterion for accepting candidates.
Applications are evaluated by members of the Board, chaired by Beatrice Beckett since Paul Beckett’s death in 1994.