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A joint project of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore, and Sandbox Collective.
A multi-arts festival that celebrates questions and fresh perspectives of gender. The majority of our creative work is focused on gender. In this, we have gravitated organically towards the link between art and gender, which also resulted in the conceptualisation of Gender Bender in 2015.
The festival invites applications from artists and individuals around the world, for new works that play with innovative ideas around issues of gender. Projects short listed by an independent panel are awarded a trigger grant. Works created for Gender Bender-from the very first edition-have resulted in impact that has gone beyond the festival.
Most of the artworks showcased during the festival have also gone on to have a vibrant life after the initial showcase. Through this grant-making process, we hope to see the creation of new works that enable and empower path breaking and experimental artistic endeavors.
© Chill Panther
© Falana Films
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