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 2021.

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 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 Occitan (in its Aranese variety)
  • - 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.


-  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.

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 18th to April 29th, 2021

Second Call: From May 3rd to June 30th, 2021

Third Call: From July 1st to October 27th, 2021



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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