The jury members spent several days going through all applications, before making a final decision on the list of 11 grantees for this year.

Do keep an eye on this space because Gender Bender 2021 is just getting started.


Faced with the challenges in the last year and a half, a shaky present and an uncertain future, the only thing we are certain of at this point is that we must continue the work however and whenever possible. These difficult times have only taught us how much more we must persevere to further the gender discourse in the hope of contributing to a better understanding of gender and art.

Gender Bender 2021 is envisioned as a digital manifestation of the physical festival – an interactive online space for audiences to engage with. Keeping this in mind, this year, we only invite applications for ideas that can be realised in the digital space.