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Promotion 2017

Grants to carry out promotional activities focused on Catalan and Aranese literature


A summary of the public call for grants to carry out promotional activities focused on Catalan and Aranese literature, and taking place outside of the Catalan- or Aranese-speaking areas, during 2017.

The applicant must consult the Grant Guidelines and the Resolution point therein, given that some changes have been made with respect to those of previous years. In addition, the application forms used must be for the 2017 grant call year.

This summary text merely serves to provide information and has no legal effect regarding the Institut Ramon Llull.

Published at DOGC, 17/03/2017


To carry out the following activities within the grant-award year:

a) Promotional events abroad focusing on Catalan and Aranese literature:  international literary festivals, book launches and promotional campaigns for newly translated works.

b) Monographic texts on Catalan and Aranese literature published in cultural journals.

c) Translation and production of booklets of excerpts from Catalan and Aranese literature for circulation abroad.


a) Promotional events:

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign which organize literary activities on a regular basis.

b) Monographic texts in cultural journals:

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign.

c) Translation of excerpts:

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign.ions


a) Promotional events:

The following is considered grant-supported expenditure:

  • The author's and/or translator's travel costs
  • The author's and/or translator's accommodation
  • Professional fees (translator, presenter and other participating external parties).
  • Graphic material (layout, printing and design costs and distribution of the graphic material)
  • Fees of the external communications company
  • Marketing campaign expenses

b) Monographic texts in cultural journals:

The following is considered grant-supported expenditure:

  • Fees for the writer(s), translator(s), publishers(s) and external contributor(s)
  • Image copyrights

c) Translation of excerpts:

The cost of translating the excerpt, the author's biography and the associated press articles is considered grant-supported expenditure.

The excerpt to be translated may not exceed 15% of the text of the original work.


a) Spanish applicants:

  • On-line: for legal entities and, preferably, for self-employed individuals as well.
  • In paper format: only for self-employed individuals

b) Foreign applicants:

  • On-line: for legal entities and, preferably, for self-employed individuals as well. A password must be requested from Maria Jesús Alonso (
  • In paper format: only for self-employed individuals.
  • If it is the first time that the applicant has requested a grant from the Institut Ramon Llull, application form must be submitted in paper format.

Submission of applications

Check the presentation and signing procedure for these applications


The application deadline for this call for grant proposals is from the day after the publication of the call in the Catalan Government’s Official Bulletin (DOGC) until 28 April, 2017, both dates inclusive.


Documents can be consulted online at the virtual office.

Additional documentation, if necessary, and supporting documents can be delivered online to the website virtual office.

by submitting digitalized copies of the documents or, in the case of self-employed individuals, in person in paper format.

If submitting supporting documentation, please read this guide.



General: Marc Dueñas (

Regarding the application and processing of the grant request: Maria Jesús Alonso (

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