Rave Foundation Scholarships in Germany for Art Workers and Artists from Developing Countries (Fully funded)

Rave Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Art management
Course Level: Practical training
Provider: Alexander Rave Foundation
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Alexander Rave Foundation in Germany is awarding scholarships to young art workers and artists from developing countries. The scholarship will convey candidates to and from their home to undergo training in museum or gallery management.

Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries who have arranged a guest period, a practical training or non-paid work at a museum, at a non-commercial gallery or at a non-commercial cultural institution in Germany.

Eligible applicants are invited to apply to the Rave Scholarship according to the rules below.

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants:
  • who come from a transformation or developing country and are still living there,
  • who did not have the opportunity yet to come for a longer stay or did not have further training or working stay in Germany,
  • who finished their professional training not longer than five years ago and are not yet over 40. Those still studying or training at the time of application will not be considered for selection,
  • who have found a non-commercial partner institution in Germany that has agreed to take care of them or agreed to a joint project,
  • who can provide a positive statement from their own country (reference),
  • Knowledge of one of the three languages German, English or French is a requirement.
Applicants who were rejected once cannot apply again.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing countries

Participating Institutions
Museums, Non-commercial galleries or Non-commercial cultural institutions in Germany

Fields of study
Practical training for art workers and artists - Target groups are curators, restorers, museum technicians, and cultural managers

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
A period of 3 to 6 months

Scholarship benefits
The Rave Scholarship is a working scholarship and requires the holder’s presence. It includes the following payments:
  • a monthly lump sum of 1,300 € for a scholarship period of three to six months
  • travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
  • health insurance
Method of Application
The application should be accompanied by:
  • a fully completed application form,
  • a CV (3 pages max.), including educational qualifications,
  • a project sketch (1 page) developed together with the German institution – informing about tasks and responsibilities of the planned visit to Germany,
  • consent form a non-commercial German institution to care for the applicant during the scholarship period in Germany,
  • a letter of reference from the home country,
  • an abridged report (1 page max.) on the current art scene in the home country
  • a letter of motivation (1 page max.)
The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications. There is no legal claim to the award of a scholarship. The decision will be conveyed to the applicant in writing without stating reasons.

Applications are submitted by e-mail or mail to:

Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194

The application date is 15 May each year. The next application deadline is 15 May, 2017

Selections will be made within 3 months.

The Rave Foundation is an independent charitable foundation administered by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).

The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, or ifa) is an institution for international cultural exchange, headquartered in Stuttgart and a branch office in Berlin. As the oldest cultural organization for foreign cultural policy in Germany, the ifa is committed worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue civil society and mediation foreign cultural policy. Ifa is a mediating organization for German foreign cultural policy.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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