Do you have ambitions to be an arts reviewer, but don’t know where to begin? 

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 Solstice Media, 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 will publish credible arts journalism and cultural commentary each week.

The callout for the first Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship coincides with the launch of the InReview platform on 17 February 2021.

The successful mentee will be matched with an InReview mentor who 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.

For more information about the new InReview platform go here.


Emerging creatives from any background who have an interest in arts writing and are graduates from an eligible program at one of Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions.


Applications open: Wednesday 17 February 2021
Applications close: Monday 29 March 2021 at 9:00am (ACDT)
Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview on Tuesday 13 April 2021
Program runs from July 2021 (dates TBC)

For more information see the information for applicants, or contact Helpmann Academy at [email protected]

Image: Onlooker at the Helpmann Academy 2021 Graduate Exhibition. Photo by Thomas McCammon.

The 2021 Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship is a joint venture between Helpmann Academy and Solstice Media.

Congratulations Michelle Wakim (Flinders University graduate & University of South Australia student), inaugural recipient of the Helpmann Academy InReview Mentorship.