Institut Ramon LLull

Grants for the mobility of artists in the fields of music and performing arts

Summary of the rules for the granting of subsidies as published in the DOGC (official journal of the Catalan government) on January 13th 2023

This summary is for information purposes only and is not legally binding. The applicant must consult the rules and the announcement of the grant.




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The purpose of this grant is to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and/or equipment’s transportation for music or performing arts performances and/or tours outside Catalunya, having taken place between September 1st and December 31st 2023 and contributing to the presence of the Catalan cultural creativity abroad.

Elegible performances need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Single performances and tours must receive monetary compensation (fee/box office).
  • At least one single performance must take place outside of Spain. Theater based on an original text from a Catalan author doesn’t need to fulfill this requirement.

The following cases are not elegible:

  • Performances that are not part of a professional field.
  • Performances framed in the field of popular and traditional culture.
  • The attendance of a composer to performances or concerts.
  • The attendance to fairs and markets for showcasing.
  • Attendance and participation in congresses, conferences, seminars, academic events, events organized in the academic field, training courses or workshops.
  • Creative workshops and residencies.


Self-employed individuals and legal entities that meet the requirements in the rules are eligible for these grants.



Only one application per artist and call will be accepted.

The minimum elegible amount per artist and call is €1,000.

The maximum elegible amount per artist and call is:

  • €25,000.00
  • €12,500.00 in the case of theater based on an original text from a Catalan author which does not include a performance outside of Spain.

The minimum amount granted per applicant will be €600.00, as long as it has reached the minimum points established on base 9.

The amount granted may cover up to 100% of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of €20,000 per artist per call and €10,000 in the case of theater based on an original text from a Catalan author which does not include a performance outside of Spain.

    Eligible expenses

    Eligible expenses for grants are exclusively those related to accommodation, travel, and transportation of the freight (including expenses of temporary admission of goods and documents issued for that purpose) that have not been covered by a third party.

    Eligible expenses also include:

    • Where applicable, expenses directly or indirectly related to obtaining an entry visa and/or work permit in the country where the artistic action(s) are carried out, provided that such expenses do not exceed 40% of the requested amount.
    • Where applicable, civil liability insurances if required to perform. They will be considered necessary when the programming entity required them as a condition to perform.
    • Expenses arising from COVID-19 diagnostic tests carried out prior to travel, in the event that they are required by the authorities of the host countries, facilities, festivals, etc.


    The application process will be available through the Institut Ramon Llull virtual office during the period of applications of the call.

    a) Spanish applicants (or those based in Spain):

    Legal persons and self-employed persons must submit their applications and complete the rest of administrative procedures (granting and economic justification) only online through the through the Institut Ramon Llull online system and the applicable signature system.

    b) Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and non-resident juridical persons) who apply for the first time to a grant from Institut Ramon Llull need an accreditation. In the case they haven’t been provided one before, they need to request an accreditation.

    Institut Ramon Llull will generate the certification and send it to non-resident foreign citizens securely after having verified their identification documentation. The certification will be valid for five years starting from the submission date of the documentation that certifies the identity of the interested party unless any changes arise. Once the applicant has received their certification, they may complete the grant application.

    Please bear in mind the deadline for certification, where appropriate.



    From January 25th until February 5th 2024.



    The application should be submitted through the virtual office.




    You may consult your file electronically through the virtual office.

    Additional documentation, where applicable, and supporting documentation may be submitted electronically through the virtual office.



    For any questions or concerns regarding applications, please contact:

    Music: Anna Fuster (,  Anaïs Brusau ( and Glòria Ayala (

    Performing arts: Esther Criado (, Elisabeth Piqué (, Diana Colom ( and Glòria Ayala (


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