Rave Foundation Scholarships for Developing Countries 2017 – Germany

Application Deadline: 15th May, 2017

Brief 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.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): Germany

Eligible Fields:

curators
restorers
museum technicians
cultural managers

About the Award: 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.

The Rave Foundation is an independent charitable foundation administered by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). Ifa is a mediating organization for German foreign cultural policy.

Type: Contest

Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to candidates:

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.

Selection Process: 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. Selections will be made within 3 months.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship:

a monthly lump sum of 1,300 €uros
travelling expenses (to and from Germany)
health insurance

Duration of Scholarship: 3 to 6 months

How to Apply: 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.)

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
rave-stiftung(at)ifa.de

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details; http://www.ifa.de/en/visual-arts/art-funding/rave-scholarships.html

Award Provider: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

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