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Visual arts, architecture and design 2017

Grants by the Institut Ramon Llull for the promotion of visual arts abroad


Grant published at DOGC el 17-03-2017 


Activities developed outside Catalonia during the grant year in the field of architecture, design and the visual arts that contribute to the international promotion of works created by Catalan artists, designers and architects, provided they meet the following two requirements:

a)  That the artist, curator, designer or architect has had at least one professional solo exhibition in the past three years, and/or has had a monograph published in relation to his/her work.
b) That the author has been reviewed by specialist critics in the past three years.

These grants are offered solely and exclusively for the transportation of cargo and the author’s travel expenses, so that s/he may attend the opening of the exhibition. The artist may be accompanied by another person who fills an artistic or technical role that is necessary to the exhibition.

The trip must begin and end in Catalonia. In any case, the travel expenses for the author and his/her artistic or technical assistant, as well as the transportation expenses for the exhibition cargo, must be applied for in the same application.


These grants are available to self-employed individuals and legal entities that meet the requirements set out in these guidelines.


Es pot presentar un màxim de tres sol·licituds per autor durant l'any de la convocatòria.

L'import mínim de la sol·licitud ha de ser 300,00 euros.


L'import màxim subvencionable és de 15.000,00

Despeses subvencionables

Les despeses subvencionables són únicament i exclusivament les corresponents al transport de la càrrega, assegurances, embalatges, producció de caixes de transport d'obra així com a l'allotjament (màxim dues nits, tres si es tracta d'un desplaçament intercontinental) i/o al desplaçament de l'autor per assistir a l'activitat.


L'autor podrà anar acompanyat d'una altra persona amb una funció artística o tècnica necessària pel desenvolupament de l’activitat


1. Applications and other formalities associated with the procedure for awarding grants must be submitted preferably via the Institut Ramon Llull’s virtual office (, using the accepted digital certificates.

Hiperlink accepted digital certificates

Non-resident foreign citizens submitting their applications electronically must present personal accreditation via the website's identification system with a user name and password. The Institut Ramon Llull will provide the parties concerned with a user name and password, via a secure channel, once the documents accrediting their identity have been verified. To request user name and password you can contact with Mònica Estrada (

2. Applications can be submitted in person at: 
Institut Ramon Llull
Avinguda Diagonal, 373
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

3. They can be submitted at any of the registries and offices set out in Article 38.4 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November on the Legal Framework for Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure.

In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting a grant for the first time at the Institut Ramon Llull:

Certification is needed. If you do not have an accreditarion, you must apply for one. The Ramon Llull Institute is responsible for generating it and send it after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant identity.

The accreditation is valid for five years from the date of submission of documents proving the identity of the person concerned, unless there is some change.

Upon receipt of the accreditation, the applicant may apply for a grant.


Deadline to submit applications is May 5th, 2017.

This document is for information purposes only. Applicants must consult the guidelines and the resolution. 

Applicants should consult the legal rules of the call for applications.


Files may be consulted electronically on the virtual office.

Any additional documents, if applicable, and supporting documents may be submitted in digitalized format through electronic means online in our virtual office, or alternatively submitted in person.

In case of submitting supporting documents, please read this guide.


For any question, please contact with Eva Solans

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