The Cultural Foundation ITHACA



Founded in 2008 as a Spanish sister foundation of the Belgian publishing house POINT Editions,

founded in 1984, the cultural foundation ITHACA has rapidly built up an international fame as

organizer of multilingual poetry recitals, splendid music performances and exhibitions of paintings

by excellent artists, receiving offers by national and international artists, interested in cooperation.

The foundation cooperates with several cultural centres and Universities, but The Poetic Evening

Concerts of Ithaca, yearly organized at the seat of the foundation in Altea (Alicante), Spain, are its

most important cultural event, yearly organized at the seat of the foundation in Altea (Alicante),


The objective of the Foundation ITHACA is to be a cultural bridge for Spanish artists, poets and

musicians to other countries and vice versa. The Foundation organized already several cultural

activities in Spain, concerts, poetry readings and exhibitions of paintings and sculptures by well-

known Spanish and foreign artists

Exhibitions of paintings: The Foundation organized exhibitions of paintings by and sculptures by

the world famous Indian artist Satish Gupta, by the Belgian artists Frans Minnaert, Roland

Monteyne, Felix Roulin and Yves Rhayé. By the German: Siegfried Reich an der Stolpe, by the

English Allan Smallwood, by the Spanish Luis Pla, Riera I Aragó and Fernando de Quiróz, by the

Chilean Víctor Ramírez, the Brazilian Graça Marquez, the Chinese Lo Ch’ing and Wang Lee from

Taiwan, the Swiss Verena Eichenberger…

Publications: The Foundation ITHACA published as well several scores: “Quatre Pieces pour viola

et guitare” by the French composer Thierry Laforge and “Dos meditaciones para guitarra” by the

Spanish composer Valentín Bielsa, as well as several books, including ”La jota en la comarca de la

Sierra de Segura” and “Cancionero de la Sierra de Segura” by Marina García Jiménez.

Cultural cooperation: the foundation cooperated with the Liceo Poético de Benidorm to organize a

homage to the late Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti, with Denia Classics, with the Curso &

Concurso Internacional de Música de Benidorm, with the Jornades de Guitarra “Ciutat de Dénia”,

organized in Altea a Gala to support the humanitarian organisation Visió Sense Fronteres. Organized

poetry & music recitals as well, as exhibitions at the cultural centres of Alfas del Pi, Alicante, Calpe,

Denia, Elda, La Nucía, Petrer…

International representations

ARAB COUNTRIES: Professor, author Dr. Benaissa Bouhmala

AUSTRALIA: poet, translator, publisher George Roca

BANGLADESH: poet, organizer Aminur Rahman

CHINA: Dr. Li Dingjun, professor, poet, translator (poet’s name Hai An).

ITALY: poet, translator, organizer Laura Garavaglia

MONGOLIA: poet, publisher .Mend-Ooyo,

ROMANIA: poet, organizer Ion Deaconescu, author, translator Gabriela Căluțiu Sonnenberg

RUSSIA: professor, poet, translator Viacheslav Kuprianov,

SLOVAKIA: poet, translator , editor Dr. Milan Richter.

USA: poet, translator, editor Stanley H. Barkan,

For the local cultural activities in SPAIN: music director, Vicent Ballester, Luis Pla (painting),

Rafael Carcelén (poetry), Marijke & Marius van Wijk (Dutch contacts), Pamela Dawson (English

contacts), Gabriela Căluțiu Sonnenberg (contacts with Romania), Uta (German contacts).

Any proposal of a – professional – cultural exchange project with the Foundation is

welcome and will be carefully studied. Mail to: