SOMA is a non-profit organization conceived to nurture discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art and education in Mexico City. SOMA's mission is to provide a forum for dialogue between international artists, cultural producers, and the public at large. SOMA is a space for reconsideration and reflection, where students and participants have the opportunity to critically analyze their proposals, and where revisiting creative processes is encouraged. SOMA was founded in Mexico City in November 2009 as an initiative of a group of artists with the intention of building upon experiences of local artist-run spaces that have been crucial to the development of Mexican culture since the 1990's. Our core activities consist of three different programs: SOMA Artistic Development Program PES (two-year academic program for artist professionalization), SOMA Summer (eight-week program in English), and Miercoles de SOMA (every Wednesday free public program).