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Literature promotion

Grants to carry out promotion activities abroad focused on Catalan and Aranese Literature

Introduction

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.

PURPOSE

To carry out the following activities within the grant-award year:

a) Promotional events abroad focusing on Catalan or Aranese literary works:  international literary festivals, book launches and promotional campaigns for translated works.

b) Monographic texts on Catalan and Aranese literature published in cultural journals.

c) Promotional events abroad focusing on illustrated works by an illustrator residing in Catalonia or the Balearic Islands, to be published in languages other than Catalan and Aranese.

RECIPIENTS

a) Promotional events:

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign which organize literary activities on a regular basis.

b) Monographic texts in cultural journals:

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign.

c) Promotion of illustrated works

Self-employed individuals or legal entities, public or private, Spanish or foreign.

GRANT-SUPPORTED EXPENDITURES

a) Promotional events:

The following is considered grant-supported expenditure:

  • Travel costs for the author (writer/illustrator) and/or translator
  • Accommodation for the author (writer/illustrator) and/or translator
  • Professional fees (translator, presenter and other participating external parties).
  • Graphic material (layout, printing and design costs and distribution of the graphic material)
  • Fees of the external communications company
  • Marketing campaign expenses
  • Screening rights for films or documentaries

b) Monographic texts in cultural journals:

  • Fees for the writer(s), translator(s), publishers(s) and external contributor(s)
  • Image copyrights

c) Promotion of illustrated works:

  • Travel costs for the illustrator (and/or the event moderator and other participating external parties)
  • Accommodation for the illustrator (and/or the event moderator and other participating external parties)
  • Professional fees (event moderator and other participating external parties)
  • Graphic material (layout, printing and design costs and distribution of the graphic material)
  • Fees of the external communications company
  • Marketing campaign expenses
  • Screening rights for films or documentaries

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

  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.

APPLICATION DATES

This line of grants has two 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 (June 11, 2019) until October 16, 2019

Recipients may submit two applications per call.

SUBSTANTIATING THE GRANT

The applicant must substantiate at least 60% of the requested (and eligible) amount in order to receive the awarded grant, or the grant will be revoked.

If the supporting documentation substantiates only 60-80% of the amount requested or budgeted, the awarded grant will be adjusted proportionally.

If the amount substantiated by the applicant is more than 80% of the amount initially requested, there will be no reduction in the amount awarded.

VIRTUAL OFFICE

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.

 

CONTACT

General inquiries: Marc Dueñas (mduenas@llull.cat).

Regarding the application process: Maria Jesús Alonso (mjalonso@llull.cat).

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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