Institut Ramon LLull


Promoció internacional


Visual arts, architecture and design 2018

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


Grant published at DOGC on July 4th,2017


The purpose of these guidelines is to govern the awarding of travel grants in support of activities taking place outside of Catalonia within the sphere of Catalan visual arts, design and architecture taking place from January 1st to September 30th 2018, contributing to broaden the presence of Catalan culture abroad, provided that the following requirements are fulfilled:

a)  That the artist, curator, designer or architect has had at least one professional solo exhibition in the past three years, and/or has had a monograph published in relation to his/her work.
b) That the author has been reviewed by specialist critics in the past three years.

These grants are offered solely and exclusively for the transportation of cargo and the author’s travel expenses, so that s/he may attend the opening of the exhibition. The artist may be accompanied by another person who fills an artistic or technical role that is necessary to the exhibition.

The trip must begin and end in Catalonia. In any case, the travel expenses for the author and his/her artistic or technical assistant, as well as the transportation expenses for the exhibition cargo, must be applied for in the same application.


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


A maximum of three applications per author can be submitted during the grant-call year.

The travel cost for the author, who may be accompanied by another person carrying out a necessary atistic or technical role with regard to the activity, and the cargo transport costs for the show in question must be included in the same application.

The minimum sum that may be requested is €300

The maximum sum awardable is €15,000.


Grant-supported expenditures only and exclusively include cargo transport costs, insurance coverage, packing and production of boxes for moving the work, as well as accommodation (maximum two nights, or three if it involves an intercontinental trip) and/or travel cost for the author to attend the event. The author may be accompanied by another person carrying out a necessary artistic or technical role with regard to the development of the activity.

Grants awarded for the aforementioned purpose do not cover business class or first class travel, fees, per diems, visas, fuel, tolls, taxis, urban transportation, parking, and other associated costs or expenses.


1. Applications and other formalities associated with the procedure for awarding grants must be submitted preferably via the Institut Ramon Llull’s virtual office, using the accepted digital certificates.

Hiperlink accepted digital certificates

Non-resident foreign citizens submitting their applications electronically must present personal accreditation via the website's identification system with a user name and password. The Institut Ramon Llull will provide the parties concerned with a user name and password, via a secure channel, once the documents accrediting their identity have been verified. To request user name and password you can contact with Eva Solans (

2. Applications can be submitted in person at: 
Institut Ramon Llull
Avinguda Diagonal, 373
08008 Barcelona (Spain)

3. They can be submitted at any of the registries and offices set out in Article 38.4 of Law 30/1992 of 26 November on the Legal Framework for Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedure.

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 5th July 2018, both dates included.


Files may be consulted electronically on the virtual office.

Any additional documents, if applicable, and supporting documents may be submitted in digitalized format through electronic means online in our virtual office, or alternatively submitted in person.

In case of submitting supporting documents, please read this guide.


For any question, please contact with Eva Solans

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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