Coming soon...

We are happy to announce that the next round of applications for the Noted Fellowship will open in October 2017. Stay tuned for more information.

The classical music industry needs more than just artists...

What is the Noted Fellowship?

Classical music public relations agency WildKat PR is offering a fellowship scheme for up-and-coming talent in arts administration. This fellowship has been created as a way of offering financial support, opportunities and mentorship within the industry.

The idea is to customise the fellowship around the recipient’s individual needs, in order to maximise their full potential and impact on the industry.

The fellowship will also include placements with WildKat’s various partners including festivals, concert halls, orchestras and artist management agencies.

This includes:

  • Get support to implement your personal idea/ project that will help shake up the classical music industry and/ or the cultural sector
  • Gain knowledge and experience about PR, via WildKat PR
  • Creation of digital/print assets with the help of Classical Music Design
  • Free access to selected industry events and networking functions
  • Personalised mentorship
  • A minimum of 5000€ to help fund your project
"Everyone should endorse enthusiasm for new ideas from new talent in the entertainment world and I'm proud to add my support."
– Jasper Hope, CEO Dubai Opera
Who can apply for the Noted Fellowship?

This fellowship aims to support visionaries. Are you an emerging young innovator who will help bring about positive, groundbreaking changes to the classical music industry? Perhaps you are striving to innovate within an existing organisation, or you want to set up something completely new!

Apply now if... are 22-35 year olds, from either Germany or the UK and are currently working in the field of arts management or administration in classical music or the cultural sector. This includes (but is not limited to):

In other words, careers other than being a musician or performance artist. We will not make decisions based on personal background, ethnicity or gender. We simply want to identify an individual whose work and vision makes us excited, and whose ideas we will feel compelled to support and help implement.

Why does the classical music industry need another fellowship?

Kathleen Alder, founder of WildKat PR and Noted, has identified interesting trends within the classical music industry. She found that there are well-established routes for financial support, encouragement and interest in finding the next big thing or prominent young artist to be on a performing stage. But there is very little support for finding fresh ideas and innovation off stage. Kathleen discovered that it is largely people who have been in the industry 20+ years who the ones typically supporting a prodigy. While their experience is undoubtedly valuable, she feels there is a gap in the market for someone to attract new audiences and keep the industry alive through the engagement of arts administration pioneers. Why not have young, fresh, talent on-stage work with young fresh talent off-stage?

The success of bringing together innovative ideas, new technology, and young minds is what has contributed to the prominence of WildKat PR, now firmly established as one of the key agencies in the performing arts sector. Kathleen actively encourages hiring young staff with a passion for classical music and the arts. Over 80% of the team are under 30 years old, and their quick-thinking and professionalism continue to contribute to client satisfaction and repeat business. With the Noted fellowship, Kathleen aims to educate and inspire a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.


Successful recipients of the fellowship will work with the following supporters and collaborators:

We will continue to add to this list as more collaborators come on board!

"Noted has the unique opportunity to contribute to the massive shift in arts management. The classical music industry is just at the beginning of the digital revolution. Shape the path of its future."
– Bernhard Kerres, CEO of Hello Stage
Winners of Noted Fellowship 2015

Burak Arslan and Luca Beisel of Young Music Lab

Burak Arslan is an alumnus of the Fulbright Diversity Initiative and studied Philosophy and Theatre Studies in Berlin and Istanbul. Burak is involved in efforts to promote integration and educational equality. Luca Beisel is a music producer and studied art history and graphic design for smaller businesses and academia. Burak and Luca have founded the project named Young Music Lab:

The Berlin-based Young Music Lab aims to increase social mobility by making it possible for every young person to explore digital music production, and produce a classical music track inspired by the accessibility of electronica and other popular genres. Young Music Lab wants to bring together young people from different ethnic and social backgrounds by introducing them to classical music in an accessible way.
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Johannes Weidner

Johannes Weidner is a student from the Hochschule for Music, Theatre and Media in Hannover. Johannes has been awarded a Noted fellowship due to his innovative approach to improving the arts management sector by way of advancing app and mobile technology.

Applications for Noted Fellowship 2017 will open Mid-October 2017