Information for Applicants

Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship



The Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship seeks to develop the next generation of arts reviewers and re-build the practice of robust discourse and analysis of South Australian performing and visual arts.

The mentoring program, a partnership between Helpmann Academy and InReview, will connect experienced arts writers with emerging voices, as part of a project to strengthen coverage of arts and culture in South Australia. This collaboration is part of InReview, a new sub-site of InDaily which publishes credible arts journalism and cultural commentary each week.

The successful mentee will be matched with an InReview mentor/s who will be assigned based on the interests and background of the mentee, and will work with them in all aspects of writing reviews as well as providing career advice. The mentorship will be conducted over eight hours per week for 10 weeks. Throughout the program, the mentee will build their skills with the aim to produce a number of written reviews for publication on InReview.

The Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship recipient will be engaged from 1 February 2022 – 8 April 2022. The recipient will receive a fee of $2,500.

This role provides a unique opportunity for an emerging creative to gain hands-on experience in building up content for a site that promises to be a new model for arts journalism throughout Australia.

This significant opportunity allows the successful applicant to strengthen their creative practice with arts writing experience.

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  • The Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship is open to graduates within five years of their final year of study from one of Helpmann Academy’s eligible programs.
  • Honours students and graduates are eligible to apply.
  • Honours graduates must be within five years following their final year of honours study.

Check that your qualification is eligible here.


The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Be available for at least eight hours per week over the 10 weeks from 1 February 2022 – 8 April 2022
  • Produce 10 publishable articles for the InReview website
  • Consent to their work being published on the InReview website and shared via socials
  • Consent to their work being shared via the Helpmann Academy socials



Applicants must not have an outstanding acquittal with the Helpmann Academy when applying.

When completing your application, clearly answer all the questions and provide the required support material.

The application consists of two questions requiring written responses. They are:

  1. Outline why you are well positioned at this point in your career to undertake this mentorship.
  2. What are the professional development outcomes you will gain? How will you leverage this opportunity to further your creative career?

Required support material is outlined in the application form and includes:

  • Artist CV (maximum 2 x A4 pages)
  • Your official academic transcript
  • The names and contact numbers of two (2) references
  • Between 3 – 5 written samples

These samples don’t need to be published works. Get out and see some art and get creative.

Applications are due by 9.00am ACDT, Monday 8 November, 2021. 


The successful applicant will clearly demonstrate how undertaking the Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship will contribute to their professional development. Applications will be reviewed based on the applicant’s readiness to take on the role, the positive impact the opportunity will have, and the qualities the applicant can bring to the role.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview on Wednesday 24 November, 2021.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a letter of agreement with The Helpmann Academy, agreeing to the responsibilities and terms and conditions of the role.

For more information, or to discuss your application contact Helpmann Academy on (08) 7089 0720 or email [email protected]