Connecting people through the arts
3Pumpkins is an non-profit arts organisation based in Singapore. We believe in creating arts-based platforms that build positive relationships in an increasingly disconnected world. We are guided by these principles in our work:
Social role of the arts: in connecting and building communities, discovering and filling in social gaps
Person-centric approach: in affirming individual worth and cultivate joy in living
Creative Collaborative process: in enriching community life.
Eco-sustainability: in creating works with minimal waste
Our main programs include 3P Community Arts Lab, a cooperative makerspace that facilitates community knowledge sharing, Let’s Go PLay OutSide!, a social practice that activates neighbourhood playgrounds to engage children and families through art and play, and Tak Takut (Don't be afraid of) Kids Club, a social and learning support space for children especially from new migrant and low-income families. 3Pumpkins has also produced works like contemporary giant puppet performance The Rubbish Prince and participatory projects commissioned by public institutions.
The company has been awarded a 2-year (2019-2021) research grant by National Arts Council on discovering the role of the arts in engaging and building sustainable communities. Our supporters include Berries - World of Learning, Tzu Chi Humanistic Singapore, and private donors.
3P Community Arts Lab
Located in Yishun central, 3P Community Arts Lab is a cooperative arts makerspace designed to facilitate inter-generation and inter-sector engagement and collaboration. Between 2019-2020, we will explore the making and creative possibilities of paper, one of the most common and versatile mediums used in human communications and expressions.
Let's Go PLay OutSide!
LGPO! is a social practice that activates public playground as places to connect and engage children and families. The process-driven work discovers issues which are particular to the estate through art and play, and responds accordingly using fun and out-of-the-box interventions.
Regardless of visual arts, music, or theatre, 3Pumpkins is interested in producing a wide range of multi-disciplinary works which are participatory in nature. We also enjoy and specialise in designing workshops for children and communities.
Tak Takut Kids Club
Located in Boon Lay, Tak Takut (Don't be afraid of) Kids Club is a social and learning support space for children from new migrant and low-income families. This initiative stems from Let's Go PLay OutSide! and explores how a permanent art space in the community can support social and personal development of young children.