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Subtitling of performance texts

Subsidies by the Institut Ramon Llull for the translation and/or adaptation for subtitling of performance texts

Summary of the rules for the granting of subsidies as published in the DOGC (official journal of the Catalan government) on 11th May 2017

This summary document is purely for information purposes. The applicant must consult the rules and the results of the call for applications..



The purpose of these guidelines is to govern the awarding of grants for the translation and/or adaptation for subtititling of performance texts to be completed during the grant proposal year in order to favor and encourage their performance outside of Catalonia, provided that they fulfill the following requirements:

  • That the aim of the grant request is the translation and/or adaptation for subtitling of a performance text by a Catalan author and originally written in Catalan, Aranese or Spanish.
  • That the performance text form part of an event within the sphere of the performing arts (theater, circus, dance, performance, street theater, etc.).

This call for grant proposals does not cover subtitling of performing texts into Catalan, Aranese or Spanish.


These grants are available to self-employed individuals and legal entities that meet the requirements set out in these guidelines.


One application must be submitted per performance text, regardless of the number of translations and/or subtitling for which the grant has been requested.

The maximum sum awardable for the translation and/or subtitling of performance texts is €3,500 per application.


The application form is available at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Legal entities must submit the application and take the other steps associated with the procedure for granting and justifying subsidies online, using the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull and the pertinent system of identification.

Freelance individuals should preferably submit applications online, using the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull. They may also do so in person.

In the latter case, applications on paper must be submitted at:

  • Post offices, using the administrative post system
  • In person at the offices in Barcelona:
    Institut Ramon Llull
    Avinguda Diagonal, 373
    08008 Barcelona (Spain)
  • At any of the registries and offices specified in article 38.4 of the legal system governing public authorities and administrative procedure act, Law 30/1992 of 26th November 1992.

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:

Certification is needed. If you do not have an accreditarion, 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 period for applications is from the day after the publication date in the official journal of the government of Catalonia up to 1st June 2017, both inclusive.


Files may be consulted at the electronic office.

Additional documentation, if appropriate, and supporting documentation, can be submitted via the electronic office.

To submit supporting documentation, see the guidance document

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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