Institut Ramon LLull


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Literature promotion 2018

Grants to carry out promotional activities focused on Catalan and Aranese literature


A summary of the public call for grants to carry out promotional activities focused on Catalan and Aranese literature, and taking place outside of the Catalan- or Aranese-speaking areas, during 2018.

The applicant must consult the Grant Guidelines and the Resolution point therein, given that some changes have been made with respect to those of previous years. In addition, the application forms used must be for the 2018 grant call year.

This summary text merely serves to provide information and has no legal effect regarding the Institut Ramon Llull.

Published at DOGC, 24/01/2018


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

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

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

c) Translation and production of booklets of excerpts from Catalan and Aranese literature for circulation abroad.


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) Translation of excerpts:

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


a) Promotional events:

The following is considered grant-supported expenditure:

  • The author's and/or translator's travel costs
  • The author's and/or translator's accommodation
  • 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

b) Monographic texts in cultural journals:

The following is considered grant-supported expenditure:

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

c) Translation of excerpts:

The cost of translating the excerpt, the author's biography and the associated press articles is considered grant-supported expenditure.

The excerpt to be translated may not exceed 15% of the text of the original work.


  • In the case of Spanish applicants:
    Form: Self-employed individuals and legal entities
  • In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) who have applied for a grant to the Institut Ramon Llull in the past:
  • In case of foreign applicants (non residents self-employed individuals and legal entities) requesting a grant for the first time at the Institut Ramon Llull:
    A certification is needed. If you do not have an accreditation, you must apply for one. The Ramon Llull Institute is responsible for generating it and send it after having verified the documentation accrediting the applicant identity.
    The accreditation is valid for five years from the date of submission of documents proving the identity of the person concerned, unless there is some change.
    Upon receipt of the accreditation, the applicant may apply for a grant.

If necessary please consider  the prior credentials registration deadline in order to be accredited.


The application deadline for this call for grant proposals is from the day after the publication of the call in the Catalan Government’s Official Bulletin (DOGC) (15 june 2018) until 5 October, 2018, both dates inclusive.


Supporting documentation must be submitted for a minimum of 60% of the awardable amount, in accordance with the procedure established in the guidelines. Failure to do so will result in revocation of the grant.

If supporting documentation is submitted, substantiating between 60-80% of the awardable amount, the awarded grant will be adjusted proportionally.

If supporting documentation is submitted, substantiating over 80% of the initial estimated cost, there will be no reduction in the awarded grant amount.


Documents can be consulted online at the virtual office.

Additional documentation, if necessary, and supporting documents can be delivered online to the website virtual office.

by submitting digitalized copies of the documents or, in the case of self-employed individuals, in person in paper format.

If submitting supporting documentation, please read this guide.



General: Marc Dueñas (

Regarding the application and processing of the grant request: Maria Jesús Alonso (

Sponsors of IRL projects

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.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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