About us

Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics

The Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics is an organization created by the Government of the Balearic Islands for the promotion of the language and culture of the Balearic Islands.

The Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, through our Culture department, has as strategic objectives the consolidation of the Balearic islands as a structured cultural market, the promotion of the islands' music, perfoming arts, literature and visual arts by means of grants, international actions under the BCULTURE brand, through TALENTIB (artistic networks among the artists and venues on the islands of the archipelago) and formative seminars in cultural affairs.

Our audiovisual department, also known as the Illes Balears Film Commission, intends to consolidate the audiovisual sector of the Balearics as a strategic cultural industry and encourage its production and its projection overseas, as well as promoting the Balearic territory as an attractive location for film production.

The language department offers to the citizens of the Balearic islands various possibilities to learn the Catalan language: face-to-face, as well as online courses, workshops for youngsters, Catalan centres, etc.

The publications department is in charge of the the Local Studies Conference, organised by the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, under the name Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics, since 1982, and the Estudis Baleàrics journal.

 

Promotion Overseas

The Institut de la Llengua i la Cultura de les Illes Balears coordinates, alone or in partnership with the Direcció General de Cultura, the Institut Ramon Llull or the Institut Català d'Empreses Culturals, the institutional presence of the Balearic Islands in strategic events for the promotion of our culture overseas. We support creators and cultural enterprises through subsidies that cover part of the travelling expenses, as well as the part of the expenses related to promotion materials.

We also intervene by helping fairs to contact professionals that could be of their interest. Similarly, in the case of professionals that cannot attend the fair personally, the Institut de la Llengua i la Cultura de les Illes Balears may distribute promotional materials provided by the professionals and establish contact with agents, artists and producers from elsewhere in their name, as long as the material is handed to the IEB, along with a written authorisation.

 

BCulture

BCulture is the brand that the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics uses for the promotion of the culture of the Balearic Islands overseas. On the one hand, it works as a catalogue for artists and works from the Balearics. On the other hand, it also offers a line of grants to support the movement of artists when they perform outside their place of residence. Furthermore, the Institut aims to increase the presence of Balearic artists and shows in venues and festivals outside of the islands, through the signature of agreements.

 

TalentIB - Artistic networks in the Balearic Islands

TalentIB works as a repository of theatrical and musical shows, literary events and artistic residencies, on the one hand, and of venues, on the other, with the goal of creating networks between artists and venues.Additionally, the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics (ILLENC) also subsidises part of the travel expenses.This initiative intends to promote the movement of shows and artists from the Balearics in the various islands, so that they are better known in their own community.

 

Catalan Language

The Language Area organizes Catalan courses at all levels, addressed to the general adult public(over 16 years old). Every year, the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics offers two course periods: October-January and February-May. We also offer intensive courses over the Summer months. We also organize Catalan language crash courses aimed at newly arrived residents.

We also offer a network of Catalan Language centres, which are spaces, in which the general adult public is provided with self-learning materials and resources, but they also function as a cultural and linguistic dynamization centre. Currently there are Catalan Centres in Ciutadella, Ibiza, Inca and Palma.

 

Fira B!

Fira B! is the professional trade show of music and performing arts of the Balearic Islands. It has as its main goal to disseminate the latest and more representative projects of the artists of the islands, in the fields of performing arts and music, through a programme addressed to producers, artists and the general public.

 

Cultural Affairs training seminars

The Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics organizes training seminars addressed to professionals in all fields of artistic creation: illustration, audiovisual, theatre, music, literary edition and visual arts etc., with the purpose of encouraging the presence of artists and cultural companies on national and international markets, as well as promoting the cultural industries of the Balearic Islands overseas, one of the main goals of the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics.

 

Illes Balears Film Commission

The Illes Balears Film Commission (IBFC) is a public and free service office run by the Department of Culture of the Government of the Balearic islands through the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics. Its main objectives are to promote and facilitate film shoots throughout the Balearic Islands and stimulate the growth and consolitation of the Balearic Islands film industry and associated services. The IBFC promotes Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera as the ideal locations for all kind of audiovisual projects.

The IBFC also seeks to promote the internationalization of the Balearic Islands’ audiovisual companies, facilitating the presence of our producers and companies in international markets and festivals, supporting the distribution and promoting co-production. The Illes Balears Film Commission is a member of the Spain Film Commission and the European Film Commission Network.

 

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