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Open call: two-year academic program
SOMA
Above: Courtesy SOMA.
Above: Courtesy SOMA.

Application deadline: April 14, 2019

SOMA
Benito Juárez
Calle 13 #25
03800 Mexico City,
Mexico

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SOMA is a non-profit organization, founded by artists in Mexico City, where reflection and discussions regarding art and contemporary culture are promoted. SOMA offers a two-year Academic Program conducted in Spanish, aimed towards young artists interested in interacting with fellows to discuss in a horizontal way about various aspects of the art production.

For over nine years, SOMA’s Academic Program has established itself as an educational alternative by means of its autonomous and experimental curriculum. Through this program, we encourage dialogue between artists from different nationalities and generations, as well as professionals from different disciplines with courses, workshops, critical sessions, conferences, and public events.

SOMA’s Academic Program offers an intensive education, centered on individual and critical discussion. Our structure responds to the dynamism and transformation of the interests and practices of our participants, professors and program guests. This educative proposal is detached from official postgraduate academic models offered in Mexico City.

Participant’s profile:

-A bachelor’s degree is not essential to apply; however, a portfolio that shows a solid body of work should be presented
-SOMA seeks for artists committed to their practice, interested in playing part of a cross-learning community
-Openness to criticism and self-criticism is required, as well as interest in reading, discussion and dialogue

Operational functioning of the program

SOMA’s Academic Program has a duration of two years and is divided into six quarters.
Our activities are divided into various lines of work:

-Education: seminars, workshops, and courses
-Production: editorial projects, final exhibition, and project rooms
-Individual backing: tutoring for two years, quarterly mentoring, and critical sessions
-Public program: Miércoles de SOMA

As part of SOMA’s philosophy, accepted artists obtain a scholarship of 80% of its real cost; however, national and Mexican resident artists that consider necessary to require a larger economical support may request a 90% scholarship. To maintain the program’s scholarship, its required a minimum attendance of the 80% of the activities. SOMA’s scholarship does not provide residence nor stipends for the participants. SOMA can provide letters to request support.

SOMA is an institution that promotes cultural diversity, gender equality and ideology diversity, which is why this call is for any candidate interested in the program. SOMA guarantees that the selection process of all applications is valued on equal terms through a selection committee that alternates annually.

Requirements:
-90% spoken and written proficiency of the Spanish language
-Portfolio
-Short biography (200 words max.)
-Letter of interest (500 words max.)
-Official ID
-Recommendation letter and two references

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More info

Deadline: April 14, 2019
Results will be announced on May 29 on our website
SOMA’s Academic Program begins on September 2, 2019

March 4, 2019

location

SOMA, Mexico City