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Children's Illustration

Grants for the publication abroad of Children’s and YA illustrated books


The applicant should consult the Grant Rules and the Grant Call, given that some changes have been made with respect to previous years. The application forms filled out must be from the current year 2019.

This summary is for information purposes only and is not legally binding.


To finance the illustration of children’s and young adult books..

Editions in Catalan and Aranese are excluded.


These grants are available to self-employed individuals and legal entities, Spanish or foreign. The applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions:

  • publish the work after the final resolution and before November 30 of the following year
  • hold the rights to publish the work
  • publish the work in print format and distribute it commercially (online publications, “print on demand” and self-publishing are excluded)
  • the work must be published in a language other than Catalan and / or Aranese
  • the illustrator must have his/her tax residence either in Catalonia or the Balearic Islands


The only expense considered as grant-supported expenditure is the illustrator's remuneration, subject to a maximum of 1,500€ per application.


  1. Spanish applicants, self-employed individuals and legal entities:
  2. Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and legal entities) who have applied for a grant to the Institut Ramon Llull in the past.
  3. Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting an Institut Ramon Llull grant for the first time. In this case, accreditation is required. The Ramon Llull Institut is responsible for generating and sending this after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant’s identity.

The accreditation (user and password) is valid for five years from the date of issue, unless there is some change in the documents provided, of which the IRL must be informed.

Please take into account that you should request your accreditation at least 48 hours before the application deadline.


This line of grants has three calls per year.

  • First call: from the day after the date of publication in the DOGC (January 31, 2019) until April 30, 2019
  • Second call: from the day after the date of publication in the DOGC (May 2, 2019) until June 26, 2019
  • Third call: from the day after the date of publication in the DOGC (June 27, 2019) until October 31, 2019.

Recipients may submit two applications per call.


The applicant must substantiate at least 80% of the requested (and eligible) amount in order to receive the awarded grant, or the grant will be revoked.


Documents can be consulted online at the virtual office.

Additional documentation, when necessary, and supporting documents can be uploaded to the IRL website through the virtual office.

In the case of self-employed individuals, this documentation can be also delivered in person in paper format.

If submitting supporting documentation, please read this guide.



General inquiries: Marc Dueñas (

Regarding the application process: Rosa Crespí (

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