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Press release
Language.  16/08/2017

Second novice translators’ mentorship by the IRL and the American Literary Translators Association

The IRL and the ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) are to resume their collaboration for the second mentorship project (2017-2018), after the first pilot project in 2015-2016. The aim of the programme is to enable an experienced translator and a novice to work together on a common literary translation project from Catalan into English over one academic year.

Archit. & design.  Barcelona,  28/07/2017

The IRL publishes the rules for contracting a co-curatorship service for the Venice Architecture Biennale

The Institut Ramon Llull has published the rules for contracting a co-curatorship service to draw up, together with the RCR architects’ studio, and based on its work, the curatorial proposal for the participation of Catalonia in the Eventi Collaterali of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. In this edition Catalonia will be represented by RCR Arquitectes, the studio that recently won the Pritzker Prize.

Cinema.  Paris,  27/07/2017

The Étrange Festival in Paris pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Sitges Festival with a showcase of Catalan fantastic cinema

The Étrange Festival in Paris will be including, from 8th to 10th September, a large number of Catalan productions in its programme. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of its creation, the Sitges Festival, in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull, is assuming the curatorship of the project and has the job of selecting the films to be shown in the September showcase. 

Language.  Girona and Andorra,  23/07/2017

The 16th Catalan Language University Campus begins, in Girona and Andorra

In the 16th edition of the Catalan Language University Campus, in Girona and Andorra, organized jointly by the IRL and the Andorran Government, 30 students of Catalan abroad have the chance to improve their linguistic competence and cultural knowledge. The immersion, which takes place from 23rd July to 6th August, will be held jointly in Girona and Andorra.

Literature.  Barcelona,  20/07/2017

The Institut Ramon Llull joins Catalan Book Week, bringing international publishers

The 35th edition of La Setmana del Llibre en Català (Catalan Book Week) will present 200 publishing novelties and 500 local titles from 8th to 17th September. For the first time, as a result of the collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull, the 6th edition of ‘Making Catalan Literature Travel for International Publishers and Agents’, will be held within the framework of Book Week, which will be visited by 16 publishers from 14 different countries.

Music.  Holland,  20/07/2017

The Barcelona Municipal Band, on tour in Holland

This July, the Barcelona Municipal Band, one of the oldest groups in the city, will be making its first international tour. They will be performing on 20 and 21 in the cities of Kerkrade and Utrecht.

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The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull