The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium made up by the Government of Catalonia and the Government of the Balearic Islands dedicated to the international promotion of the Catalan language and the culture of the areas in which Catalan is spoken





Catalan Sounds

Austin. March 9-18, 2012 / Toronto. March 21-25, 2012

Catalan Sounds on Tour at Austin's South by Southwest Festival and Canadian Music Week

The Institut Ramon Llull presents Catalan Sounds on Tour, an initiative that will bring some of Catalonia's hottest indie-pop groups to Great Britain and North America. This is a great opportunity, as these festivals attract thousands of music professionals from around the world who are looking for new talent with which to program their own festivals. The festivals are Austin, Texas' South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, Toronto's Canadian Music Week, and Brighton's The Great Escape. In order to perform at these three festivals, the groups must be invited by each.

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New York. March 20, 2012

Presentation of the biography of Xavier Montsalvatge as part of the Centennial of his birth

The Centennial of the birth of Catalan composer Xavier Montsalvatge is celebrated this year. To mark this anniversary, the Institut Ramon Llull is collaborating in organizing a number of events around the world so as to pay homage to this much celebrated persona. Just such an event takes place in New York on March 20, organized in conjunction with Peermusic Classical.

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New York. March 23, 2012

Conference "Language Attitudes and choices by Catalan and Galician families in NYC", Eva Juarros Daussa, Càtedra Rodoreda

Prof. Juarros-Daussa will present a study on the linguistic practices and ideologies among Catalan and Galician immigrant and native populations residing in NYC. Her talk describes the delicate linguistic ecologies within these multilingual families in which at least three languages (Catalan or Galician, Spanish, and English) are available for intergenerational transmission, and it examines the choices parents make regarding the upbringing of their children.

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Washington. March 25-31, 2012

Two Catalan theater companies at Quest Festival Washington

Street theater companies Leandre and Los Caneca will participate in QuestFest Washington, taking place from March 25 through April 8, thanks to the support of the Institut Ramon Llull. QuestFest is a biennial event organized by the theater group Quest Visual Theatre, a non-profit organization in Manham, Maryland and Gallaudet University in Washington DC, among other institutions. Inaugurated in 2006, it presents 15 productions with 55 performances, street theater, residencies, master classes and seminars.

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Montréal. April 11-15, 2012

Catalan literature, guest of honor at Salon du Livre de Québec

The present edition of the Salon du Livre de Québec offers the opportunity to take a closer look at Catalan literature, which will be the guest of honor. In the last three years over 60 titles have been translated into French, and the Catalan delegation arrives in Québec looking forward to strengthening links and searching out new publishing opportunities. There have already been several exchanges between Québec and Catalan culture in recent years: Quebec's festivals and publishers have worked together frequently with our authors, and Catalan courses taught at the University of Montréal have enjoyed great popularity since their introduction in 2007.

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New York Office

Jadranka Vrsalovic-Carevic
Institut Ramon Llull
One Rockefeller Plaza, 26th Floor 10020 Nova York
Phone +1.212.782.3334



Presentations of films and documentaries (in catalan)

Activities Promoting Scholarly Works

Seminars and Related Activities (in catalan)

Promotion of literature

Translation of catalan literature

Translator residency programme (in catalan)

Travel funding for artist

Travel assistance for authors (in catalan)

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