Working Scholarships Realising Exhibitions in Germany

The Rave Scholarships contribute to further practical training in arranging and realizing exhibitions. These scholarships are being awarded to curators, restorers, museum technicians and culture managers from countries in transition and developing countries.

Deadline: 30/09/2010
Open to: curators, restorers, museum technicians and culture managers from countries in transition and developing countries
Fund: EUR 1,300 + extra’s

The Rave Scholarship provides curators from countries in transition and developing countries with their first professional contacts in Germany. The Rave Scholarship is an investment in long term cultural exchange. The scholarship-winner will be able to gain practical experience in Germany and put it to use in his or her own home country.

Target group

  • Curators
  • Restorers
  • Museum technicians
  • Cultural managers
    from emerging and developing countries


  • A monthly lump sum of 1,300 euros for a scholarship period of three to six months
  • Travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
  • Married person’s supplement if the spouse is present in Germany
  • Assistance with health insurance (also for spouses)
  • German course (participation in a language course is expected)


  • Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country
  • Hitherto no opportunity yet to work in Germany for an extended period of time
  • Knowledge of either German or English. Basic Knowledge of German expected.
  • Younger than 40 years old• Completion of professional study or training within the last five years
  • Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training• Confirmation (in German) from a partner institution in Germany which has agreed to take on or initiate a joint project
  • A reference from the applicant’s country of origin
  • Applicants who are not accepted cannot re-apply

Selection procedure

  • The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications
  • There is no recourse to legal action regarding the awarding of a scholarship
  • Applicants will be informed in writing about whether their application was successful or not. No reasons will be given for the committee’s decision

Application documents

  1. CV (max. 2 pages), including educational qualifications
  2. Outline of the planned project in Germany (max. 1 page)
  3. Consent (in German) from a non-commercial German institution in which the applicant will work during the scholarship period in Germany
  4. A letter of reference from the applicant’s home country
  5. An abridged report (max. 2 pages) on the current state of the arts scene in the home country

Application dates

Application date for scholarships in 2011 is 30 September 2010. Selections will be made within 2 months. Applications may be sent via e-mail or post. Should the application be sent via e-mail the original letter of consent and the original letter of reference should still be handed in by post later.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
[email protected]

Check the website for more details.

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