Institut Ramon LLull

Grants for the mobility of orchestras, chamber and/or choral ensembles, for single performances and/or tours in the fields of opera, classical and contemporary music

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 informational purposes only, and not legally binding. The applicant should consult the Grant Rules and the Grant Call.





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The purpose of this grant is to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and/or equipment’s transportation outside of Catalunya in the fields of opera, classical or contemporary music between September 1st 2022 and December 31st 2023 and contributing to the presence of the Catalan cultural creativity abroad.

Activities presented must meet the following requirements:

  • Performances must take place in a professional circuit.
  • Ensembles must be composed of at least 10 members.

Activities subject to any of the following conditions will not be considered for this call:

  • Those which are not included in a professional circuit.
  • Composers attending performances or concerts.
  • Attending fairs to perform in showcases.
  • Attending and participating in congresses, workshops, conferences, seminars or academic events organized within a context of formation.
  • Attending workshops and creative residences.



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




Only one application per ensemble and call will be accepted.

The minimum eligible amount of the application must be at least 2,500.00 euros per ensemble and call.

The maximum eligible amount is 40,000.00 euros per ensemble and call.

The amount granted may cover up to 100% of the eligible expenses, up to a maximum of 40,000.00 euros per ensemble.



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 activities are carried out, provided that such expenses do not exceed 40% of the requested amount.
  • Expenses related to COVID-19 testing prior to traveling, in case they are required by the authorities of the host countries, facilities, festivals, etc.



The application will be available in the Institut Ramon Llull online system during the period of applications of the call.

a) For Spanish applicants:

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 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.



Deadline for submitting applications is set in the call for applications.

January 25th to February 5th 2024



The Director of the Ramon Llull Institute will make a decision within a maximum period of six months from the date of the publication of the call.

If the maximum period has elapsed without a final decision of the procedure being issued and notified, applicants may consider their applications rejected due to administrative silence.

The decision does not exhaust the administrative process. An appeal can be filed with the head of the Department of Culture within one month from the date of publication.



    The applications should be submitted through the virtual office.

    The letter of invitation must be submitted in the event no contract has been signed for those activities pending when applying.

    The Certificate of performance must be submitted in the event no contract has been signed for those activities already performed when applying.




    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:

    Anna Fuster ( and Glòria Ayala (



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