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SOMA: Two-year Academic Programme Open Call

Founded by a group of contemporary artists working in Mexico and abroad, SOMA is an organization based in Mexico City dedicated to intercultural exchange in an immersive, innovative and learning experience. SOMA offers a two-year full time programme for training contemporary artists based on continuous exchange between young artists and established professionals through courses, workshops, one-on-one critics and studio visits, with a flexible schedule with evening coursework as well as summer options. SOMA's faculty comprises artists, theorists, and curators with extensive experience in their fields, both nationally and internationally. SOMA believes in building a platform that facilitates research about art, what it can be and how it can operate in different contexts. The programme seeks to provide a space for discussion, collective interaction and critical thinking, taking into account the diverse creative communities in Mexico City.

This programme is for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in visual arts or related studies. The goal of the programme is to develop artistic and discursive practice and encourage the exploration of the creative process. All courses are in Spanish.

Financial support: All students accepted into the programme are granted a scholarship of 80% of the total cost of the programme. SOMA sponsors generously fund the scholarships.

Applications are open between 25 May and 4 October 2015. Selected artists will be announced on 23 October on the website.

For more information, please contact: SOMA, Calle 13 #25, Colonia San Pedro de los Pinos, Delegación Benito Juárez, C.P. 03800, Mexico, D.F.; tel.: +0052 55 52774947; www.somamexico.org