3Pumpkins is a community arts and cultural development agency. The non-profit arts company is developed with a vision to build stronger communities through inclusive arts-based platforms, and operates Tak Takut Kids Club, a community youth centre serving the families of Boon Lay Drive, Singapore. Our key values are:
Commitment to people:
We spend time on the ground to discover and respond to social issues faced by the people.
Diversity and Partnership:
We involve members of the public, agencies and experts across multiple sectors.
Integrity and Innovation:
We evaluate and improve our strategies through consistent and honest dialogic processes.
Our core programmes are:
3P Community Building Programme: A multi-pronged approach to build an imaginative and nurturing environment for children and youth in the neighbourhood. Our methodology includes inclusive play, arts engagement, place-making, and building an arts-based community space.
Say Louder Teahouse/大声D茶室/Warung Cakap Apa: A video podcast platform borne out of Covid-19 pandemic, designed to engage seniors who live in isolation, community hospitals and nursing homes
Co-creation projects: Partnership with institutions and agencies to design innovative participatory and engaging art projects with communities.
Since 2016, our work has been featured in Zaobao, The Straits Times and National Arts Council's publication Impacting Communities Through the Arts (2018). The company was awarded a 2-year (2019-2021) research grant by National Arts Council to discover the methodologies and impact of arts engagement in the neighbourhood.
3Pumpkins was formally registered in April 2019 as a non-profit company limited by guarantee.
Client / Partner / Funder
Tak Takut Kids Club (2021-2024)
Ministry of Social and Family Development, Quantedge Foundation
This is what we eat at home
National Heritage Board - Singapore Heritage Fest
Kotak Foto, Pinhole in the Neighbourhood
National Arts Council - Arts in Your Neighbourhood
Emerging Stronger Conversation
MCCY, Resilience and Engagement Department (RED)
I Draw You, You Draw Me
International Community Arts Festival & Drama Box
Say Louder Teahouse 2
National Arts Council , Our SG Fund, Temasek Trust Ltd
3P Children Arts Lab
Community Integration Fund, National Arts Council stART Fund, Temasek Trust Ltd
Say Louder Teahouse, Kids Stay Home
Our SG Fund
Stay Home Quilt
Majurity Trust, Singapore International Foundation, PAssionArts in Nee Soon GRC, Maybank
Let’s Go Read OutSide!
#BuySingLit - Singapore Book Council
Seeing the Obvious
Nanyang Polytechnic (Visual Communications)
3P Community Arts Lab (2019-2020)
Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre
Let’s Go PLay OutSide!
South Central Community Family Service Centre
The Rubbish Prince
People’s Association (Nee Soon), National Arts Council - Art After Dark, NParks - Jurong Lake Garden
Both Sides, Now
ArtsWok Collaborative , Drama Box
Paper Recycling Workshop
People’s Association (Nee Soon), Global Compact Network Singapore