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 2023.

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


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, 2024.


It is considered as grant-supported expenditure the illustrator’s remuneration (advance) and licensing rights for the digital archives of the work (artwork / data fee).

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. If compensation for the illustrator is not specified, 50% of the total compensation in the contract may be considered an eligible expense.


- 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 13th to April 27th, 2023

Second Call: From May 2nd to June 29th, 2023

Third Call: From July 3rd to November 6th, 2023



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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