The application process for Noted Fellowship 2017/18 has now closed!

Thank you to everyone who applied to the first round. Check out “Application„ for more information on next steps…

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

What is the Noted Fellowship?

Classical music creative 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 recipients’ 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, artist management agencies, and more.

You will receive:

  • Support to implement your personal idea or project in a way that will help shake up the classical music industry and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge and experience of 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 of Dubai Opera
Who can apply for the Noted Fellowship?

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

Apply now if... are from Germany or the UK, and currently study or work in the classical music or cultural sector. This includes (but is not limited to):

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 compel us 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 has found that there are well-established opportunities for financial support, encouragement and mentorship for the next big thing and for prominent young artists. There is very little support for people who have fresh ideas and are innovating off stage. Kathleen also discovered that it is largely people who have been in the industry for 20+ years that typically supporting a prodigy. While their experience is undoubtedly valuable, she feels that there is a gap in the market for someone to attract new audiences and to keep the industry alive through the engagement of pioneering arts administrators.

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 inspire and support a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.

"I am thrilled to be working with Noted as a mentor to young people involved in the creative industries. I hope that my years of experience working with a diverse range of artists will enable me to support the next generation of music managers, administrators and PRs as they develop their careers."
– Matthias Röder, Managing Director of the Karajan Institute

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


  • the application is divided into three rounds in total:
    • 1st round: 15th October 2017 – 19th November 2017
    • 2nd round: 18th December 2017 – 31st January 2018
    • 3rd round: 12th March 2018 – 31st March 2018
  • If your project has blown us away and we want to get to know you better, you will be contacted by e-mail for the second round of the application process, which will start on 18th December 2017. If we haven’t been in touch by 20th December 2017, we are sorry that your project was unsuccessful on this occasion. We can’t unfortunately offer individual feedback on your applications at the first stage of the process.

"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 the 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 the 2017/18 Noted Fellowship are now closed.

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