Open Call for Applications Gender Bender 2022

Sandbox Collective

Relevent Country: India

Gender Bender 2022, a joint project of GI Bangalore and Sandbox Collective, invites individuals and collectives working in the field of arts to create new and original work around the idea of gender.

Gender Bender is a one-of-its-kind-annual festival held in Bangalore, India, that showcases new works of art that re-examine and re-imagine the spectrum that is gender. What started as a platform to display the works of the grantees, has over the last eight years, grown into a much needed and recognised space for important conversations that aim to contribute to their constantly  evolving understanding of gender and its implications, including the need for intersectionality, with artists and audiences alike. The festival showcases works created by the grantees, and also includes curated performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and workshops.

Eligibility Criteria

You are encouraged to approach this theme in a critical way, in relation to your own perspective. The artistic contributions can take any form of expression across different media – from dance to drawing, from photography to pottery, mixed media to mime, and everything in-between, so long as it is new work that can be presented, performed, screened, or exhibited to an audience.

  • Applications from marginalised and underserved communities are encouraged.
  • Former Gender Bender grantees are not eligible to apply.