Institut Ramon LLull

Visual arts, architecture and design 

Grants by the Institut Ramon Llull for the promotion of visual arts abroad

Summary of the rules 


Mobility grants to carry out activities between 1 January and 31 December 2021 outside Catalonia in the field of visual arts, design and architecture and which contribute to the international dissemination of Catalan creation, provided that the following requirements are met:

The artist, curator, designer or architect (hereinafter, "the author") has carried out at least one individual activity or project within the professional circuit or a monograph has been published on their work.

The author has been reviewed by specialized critics.

This grant does not cover travel for the purpose of:

. Performing activities not included within a professional circuit.

. Performing activities that fall under the category of traditional and popular culture.

. Preproduction trips.

. Attending and/or participating in conferences, congresses, meetings, seminars, academic events, events organized within the field of education or under the framework of training courses or workshops.

. Holding exhibitions of artistic or architectural heritage.


Natural or legal persons who meet the requirements established in these rules.


Applicants may apply for a maximum annual sum of €15,000 per author during the year of the call.

The minimum sum awardable is €150.

The maximum sum awardable is €15,000.


Eligible costs include solely and exclusively the costs corresponding to the transportation of the work and insurance thereof, packages, the manufacture of crates to transport works, as well as accommodation (two nights maximum, or three in the case of intercontinental travel) and transportation of the author to attend the event.

The author may bring one person with him/her to perform any artistic or technical functions necessary for the activity.

Eligible expenses also include:

- Where applicable, expenses directly or indirectly related to obtaining an entry visa and / or work permit in the country where the artistic action (s) are carried out, provided that such expenses do not exceed 40% of the requested amount.

- Expenses arising from COVID-19 diagnostic tests carried out prior to travel, in the event that they are required by the competent authorities of the destination countries, facilities, festivals, etc.


The application to be submitted is available at the online portal of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Legal persons and self-employed persons must submit the application and complete the other formalities related to the grant awarding and justification procedure electronically at the online portal of the Institut Ramon Llull using the corresponding signature system.

Preferably, natural persons  

  • should also submit their applications electronically via the online portal of the Institut Ramon Llull.
  • However, they may also submit their application towards:
  • At any of the registries or offices set forth in article 38.4 of Act 30/1992, of 26 November, on the Legal Framework for Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure.

In the case of foreign applicants (natural or legal persons who are not Spanish residents) applying for a grant by the Institut Ramon Llull for the first time: - Certification is required. If you do not have certification, you'll need to complete a certification request.

The Institut Ramon Llull will generate the certification and send it to non-resident foreign citizens in a secure fashion after having verified their identification documentation. The certification will be valid for five years starting from the submission date of the documentation that certifies the identity of the interested party unless any changes arise. Once the applicant has received their certification, they may complete the grant application.

Please bear in mind the deadline for certification, where appropriate.


The deadline for application is: 22/2 to 22/3 (for activities from 1/1/2021 to 30/6/2021) and 6th to 30th september ((for activities from 1/7/2021 to 31/12/2021)



You may consult your file electronically via the online portal

Additional documentation, where applicable, and supporting documentation may be submitted electronically via the online portal.

For the submission of supporting documentation, please follow this guide.



For any questions or concerns regarding applications, please contact Eva Solans at

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