Valparaiso Foundation grants bring talented young artists in Mojacar

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Valparaiso Foundation grants bring talented young artists in Mojacar
FINE ARTS: Six young artists brought to Mojacar by the Valparaiso Foundation and the town hall Photo credit: Mojacar town hall

ALMERIA town hall and the Valparaiso Foundation are again collaborating on promoting and assisting young artists.

This involves grants that over the years have brought artists from all over the world to Mojacar, an initiative temporarily halted by the pandemic which has resumed with the arrival of six promising young artists.

Javier Morales, a filmmaker and photographer, visual artist Barbara Arcos, visual artist and researcher Maria Rosa Aranega and photographer Carlos Aguilera are all from Spain.  The group is completed by the Haitian poet Luis Bertony and the New York painter, Caritas Young.

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The Valparaiso Foundation is a private, non-profitmaking institution that was founded in March 1990 by Paul and Beatrice Beckett and provides financial assistance to cultural activities linked to teaching, and research into fine arts, literature and music.

These are primarily carried out at the Artists’ Residence in Mojacar although the Foundation’s registered office is located in Madrid.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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