I was lucky enough to be involved in the Next Wave Text Camp in 2012 and it was amazing. I met some great people and saw some exceptional art. I was fortunate to be mentored by Art Guide Australia Editor Dylan Rainforth whose guidance was invaluable and it lead to continuing freelance work. I cannot recommend this program enough, it's well thought out and organised and the Next Wave crew are absolutely lovely. Applications close October 28 so hop to it! Check out my Text Camp experience.