The Institut Ramon Llull is a public body founded with the purpose of promoting Catalan language studies at universities abroad, the translation of literature and thought written in Catalan, and Catalan cultural production in other areas like theatre, film, circus, dance, music, the visual arts, design and architecture. It promotes the translation of works of literature and thought written in Catalan, helping the publishers in other languages that publish them and the translators that perform the task, who are given continuous training and recognition for their work.
The Institut Ramon Llull undertakes to disseminate Catalan literature as a whole at book fairs, and to ensure that artists from Catalonia are present in outstanding programmes of international contemporary creation, through agreements with institutions, international shows, art centres and museums. It works to ensure that Catalan culture is present at world famous festivals and fairs, and takes part in key cultural events in different areas of creation in strategic cities. And it also promotes exchanges between the local and international creative sectors with visits by foreign curators, critics, programmers, publishers and agents, attending festivals, exhibitions, premieres, concerts or conferences in Catalonia.