Catalan Arts is the brand used for the international promotion of Catalan companies that operate in the music, performing arts, books, visual arts and digital culture sectors.

To this end, the brand strengthens the presence of Catalan companies and creative works at international fairs and key professional events.

Catalan Arts also offers all kinds of useful materials and resources to professionals based in Catalonia seeking to develop their projects internationally, as well as to professionals from other countries looking for artistic productions and willing to establish contact with their creators and promoters.

Hosted by the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), Catalan Arts identifies the activities carried out by ICEC’s Market Development Department following the internationalisation strategy implemented by the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Culture.

With the goal of facilitating access to national and international markets, the Market Development Department offers Cultural companies the necessary infrastructure, resources and experience to create favourable conditions for a successful internationalization:

  • It develops strategies and activities in support of cultural companies in coordination with the entities and associations that represent the industry.
  • It provides support for Catalan cultural and creative companies' internationalization projects, with subsidy lines.
  • It coordinates the presence of Catalan companies at international fairs and professional events and promotes their creative works internationally.
  • It publishes catalogues, directories, newsletters and other international promotion tools.
  • It publishes market surveys, reports on fairs, and studies that are useful for Catalan professionals.
  • It offers counselling, tools, resources and specific training to facilitate access to international markets.
  • It coordinates strategic performing arts and music markets in Catalonia (FiraTàrrega, Trapezi, La Mostra d’Igualada, Sismògraf, Mercat de Música Viva de Vic and FiraMediterrània Manresa).
  • It provides support to other professional events in Catalonia that showcase artistic creation in Catalonia.
  • It works from the ICEC offices in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris to liaise between Catalan companies and international professionals who are looking for artistic productions. These offices also prospect new markets and issue reports and studies that are useful for Catalan professionals.
  • It offers advice and information about the Creative Europe programme from the Europa Creativa Desk - MEDIA Catalunya unit.

Our Story

Catalan Arts was created in 2005 to provide a solution for the promotional needs of the Catalan cultural industry at international fairs and markets and to increase exports of Catalonia's cultural output. Designed by the renowned Barcelona-based studio Claret Serrahima, during this period the brand has contributed to defining Catalonia's competitive cultural industry and its international projection at fairs and markets. During 2015/2016, Catalan Arts was temporarily replaced by Creative Catalonia. In 2017, the original brand has been reinstated and all the communication, dissemination and promotion elements created by the ICEC's Market Development Department are now positioned under the Catalan Arts brand. 


Catalan Arts logos are available for download.

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If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at internacional.icec@gencat.cat

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