Institut Ramon LLull

Illustrated Books

Grants for the publication abroad of 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 2022.

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


PDF format (Adobe Acrobat).


To finance the illustration of books.

Editions in Catalan and Occitan (in its Aranese variety) are excluded.


These grants are available to self-employed individuals and legal entities, Spanish or foreign. The following requirements must be met:

  • Publish the work in a language other than Catalan or Occitan (in its Aranese variant)
  • Publish the work as a print book and with commercial distribution
  • The illustrator is an individual residing officially in Catalonia or the Balearic Islands. Deceased authors will be considered residents of Catalonia or the Balearic Islands if they lived most of their lives in said territories.
  • Publish the work between the date of the resolution of the concession and November 30, 2023.


The only expense considered as grant-supported expenditure is the illustrator’s remuneration. When the author and illustrator of the work are the same person, their full compensation is an eligible expense. If they are two different people, only the illustrator’s compensation is eligible.


- Online: Foreign applicants (self-employed individuals and legal entities) who have applied for a grant to the Institut Ramon Llull in the past.

- 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. When filling out the accreditation form you must select “Literature and Thought” as the recipient department.

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.

Accreditation form


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.


First call: From February 21st to April 28th, 2022

Second Call: From April 29th to June 28th, 2022

Third Call: From July 1st to October 27th, 2022 


The grant applicant must be the holder of the bank account indicated on the form.


    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.


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