Daniel Hewson, Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main
Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main
Nada Krstajic, Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin
Maimuna Adam, Iwalewa-Haus der Universität Bayreuth
Cherry Thinn, Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Aziza Mnjavova, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Januar–April 2015
Ahmad Khairudin, Nassauischen Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Ahmad Khairudin, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, September–November 2013
Júlia Frate Bolliger, Berlin Berlinale, June–September 2013
Alejandra Petersen Castiello, Ethnological Museum, Berlin, July–November 2013
Silas Freddy Matope, Zimbabwe, June – September 2013 Museum der Weltkulturen, Frankfurt am Main

Rave Scholarships

Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries.

Target group

  • Curators
  • Restorers
  • Museum technicians
  • Cultural managers


  • Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country and must still be living there
  • Hitherto no opportunity yet to work in Germany for an extended period of time
  • Completion of professional study or training within the last five years
  • Younger than 40 years old
  • Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training
  • Confirmation (in German) by a partner institution from the field of visual arts in Germany which has agreed to take on the scholar or initiate a joint project
  • A reference from the applicant’s country of origin
  • Knowledge of either German or English, basic knowledge of German expected
  • Applicants who were rejected once cannot re-apply

Application date

15 May each year

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.


Daniel Hewson, South Africa

Daniel Hewson, Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main
Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main

Nada Krstajic, Serbia

Nada Krstajic, Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin
Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin

Aziza Mnajova, Uzbekisthan

Aziza Mnajova, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Cherry Thinn, Myanmar

Cherry Thinn, Linden-Museum Stuttgart
Linden-Museum Stuttgart

Silas Matope, Zimbabwe

Silas Matope, Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main
Weltkulturen Museum Frankfurt am Main

Maimuna Adam, Mozambique

Maimuna Adam, Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth University
Iwalewa-Haus, Bayreuth University

Ahmad Khairudin, Indonesia

Ahmad Khairudin, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

Alejandra Petersen Castiello, Mexico

Petersen Castiello, Ethnologisches Museum Berlin
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

Application deadline

15 May, 2017


Rave Foundation

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

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