MISSION

To harness the power of art for a more peaceful, equal, just and inclusive society.

VISION

A world in which art is integral to our lives, and helps us become more creative, curious and compassionate human beings.

PRODUCERS

We produce and tour theatre, music and dance productions that continue to perform across the country and internationally.

GENDER BENDER

Is the umbrella under which all our gender centric work and programs are housed. This includes Gender Bender, our annual gender centric arts festival.

ARTS

RESIDENCY

We offer short/long term residencies to local and international artists on creative and/or research-oriented projects.

WHAT WE DO

Sandbox Collective is envisioned as a creative and fluid space for artistic exchange,

and our work reflects the sum of the roles we play.

CURATORS

We conceive, conceptualise and curate theatre and arts festivals, for cultural organisations, venues, corporates and other institutions.

RESEARCH 

& MENTORSHIP

We provide India-centric arts and gender related research assistance and mentorship facilities to international artists and organisations.

ART ENCOUNTERS

We curate art trips and theatre-based workshops for children and adults. We also create programs to engage local communities through performances, seminars, discussions and other artist-led engagements as part of our work in the field of arts education.

EXECUTIVE/ CREATIVE

PRODUCERS

We produce international shows and tour them across India, as well as new productions  created in India by International companies.

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WHO WE ARE

NIMI RAVINDRAN

Co-Founder / Artistic Director

Nimi Ravindran is a writer, theatre director and educator who has worked in the theatre for  20 years in various capacities. She was  artistic director of Just Theatre, a Bangalore-based theatre group  where she produced and directed numerous theatre projects. She served in the core group of Ranga Shankara till 2007 and is on the advisory board of  The Company Theatre, Workspace in Kamshet. Maharashtra. She holds a Senior Fellowship in Theatre from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. In an earlier life she worked as a journalist, covering arts and culture, and was Assistant Editor at India Today magazine.

SHIVA PATHAK

Co-Founder / Artistic Director

Shiva Pathak is an actor, consultant and arts manager. She has worked in the theatre for over 15 years. Her tryst with performing arts began during her college days as an actor and production manager;  she has since then worked on projects with some of India’s leading arts organisations – Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Ranga Shankara and India Foundation for the Arts – before starting Sandbox Collective in 2013. She is Director, Bhasha Centre and a Trustee of Toto Funds the Arts. She is also an Art Think South Asia Fellow 2016-17.

RAABIYA JAYARAM

Director Programmes

Raabiya Jayaram is a documentary film maker who helped set up the video archive for the Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology at the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon. As Director Roughcut Productions she has worked on numerous documentary films on a variety of issues ranging from rural development to gender and sexuality. She has also been involved with the arts both as a performer and arts manager.

PARTNERS AND COLLABORATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

Rimini Protokoll, Germany

Handlebards, UK

Cie Nicole Seiler, Switzerland

Gilles Jobin, Switzerland

Trickster P, Switzerland

Mixed Pickles, Germany

Felix Ott Company, Berlin

Corinne Maier, Switzerland

Yana Thoennes and Magdalena Maria, Germany

Eduardo Conceicao, Germany

Benjamin Brix, Germany

Leisa Shelton, Australia

Ulf Evren, Sweden

NATIONAL

The Company Theatre, Mumbai

Adishakti, Pondicherry

Nrityagram, Bangalore

Patchworks Ensemble, Mumbai

The Tadpole Repertory, New Delhi

ThinkArts, Kolkata

Tamasha Theatre, Mumbai

Theatre Professionals, Mumbai

Perch, Chennai

Tram Theatre, Mumbai

Tahatto, Bangalore

Theatreact, Mumbai

The Little Jasmine, Bangalore

MadBall- Deepal Doshi, Mumbai

Wordman, Bangalore

The Storm Factory, Bangalore

Drama Queen, Bangalore

Vikram Dhote, Mumbai

Nicolas Grandi and Lata Mani, Bangalore

Veda Agarwal, Pune

Mandeep Raikhy, New Delhi

Lost Post Initiative, Bangalore

Dastaan Live, New Delhi

CULTURAL AGENCIES

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

British Council

Santiago a Mil, Chile

Samosa festival , Kenya

Soorya Festival, Kerala

National Children’s Festival, Changanacherry, Kerala

National Children’s Festival, Guwahati

Under the Sal Tree, Assam

Ebong Amra, Kolkata

October Jam, Bangalore

Art in Transit, Bangalore

Old World Theatre Festival, New Delhi

Comedy Festival , Coimbatore

NIV Friends of Art Festival, New Delhi

Deccan Herald Theatre Festival, Bangalore

Ranga Shankara, Bangalore

Navras-Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

ITFoK, Trissur

Kamshet Arts Festival, Kamshet

Kampala International Theatre Festival, Uganda

WOW Festival, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa

Tanztage Berlin 2020, Berlin

FESTIVALS

NGOs & OTHER ORGANISATIONS

Concern India, Mumbai

Magic Bus, Mumbai

QUEST Alliance, Bangalore

Fields of View, Bangalore

Capco, Bangalore

VM Ware, Bangalore

Addicts Golfing Society of Southern India, Bangalore

Rotary Club, Indiranagar

4CoWs, Bangalore

JSW, Bellary

Arshinagar Project, Kolkata

Maraa, Bangalore

CnT Architects, Bangalore

Origami, Bangalore

Studio 33, Bangalore

ArThink South Asia, Delhi

Sangam House, Bangalore

BeaglesLoft, Bangalore

Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore

Indo American Chamber of Commerce – POSH Asya

Odd Bird, Delhi

Sitara Studio, Mumbai

Harkat Studio, Mumbai

Terence Lewis Studio, Mumbai

Lost the Plot, Pune

The Giving Tree, Imphal

Studio Nilima, Guwahati

Folkland , Aizawl

RAIOT WEBZINE, Shillong

The Ladies Finger, Bangalore

Khoj, Mumbai

TIFA, Pune

Gaysi, Mumbai

Radio Active, Bangalore