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 the community: We spend time discovering and responding to social issues on the ground.
Trust in relationship-building: We facilitate dialogic processes and constantly evaluate our engagement strategies
Diversity and partnership: We involve members of the public, formal agencies and experts across sectors to co-create development.
Our key programmes are:
Tak Takut Kids Club (TTKC): A community children and youth centre that takes an innovative approach to youth work by building a safe and happy environment in the neighbourhood. In additional to outreach and developmental programmes, TTKC works with schools and formal agencies in ComLink @ Jurong West to provide integrated social support to vulnerable youth.
Say Louder Teahouse (大声D茶室/Warung Cakap Apa): A video podcast and radio platform borne out of Covid-19 pandemic, designed to engage seniors who live in isolation, community hospitals and nursing homes
Participatory art projects: partnership with institutions and agencies to design community outreach and developmental projects.
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, and a 3-year partnership with ComLink@Jurong West (Ministry of Social and Family Development) for Tak Takut Kids Club project.
3Pumpkins was formally registered in April 2019 as a non-profit company limited by guarantee.