Connecting people through the arts
3Pumpkins is a non-profit arts company which believes in creating inclusive arts-based platforms that connect and build positive relationships, working towards the goal of community development and social sustainability for the benefit of children and youth. We are guided by these principles in our work:
Social role of the arts: in discovering and addressing social gaps, connecting and building communities
Collaborative process: involving stakeholders, agencies and community members across different sectors to
facilitate social connections and sustainability
Eco-sustainability: in creating works with minimal waste
Our core strategic programmes are 3P Community Development Arts Program a 3-year tiered programme designed to connect, engage and build communities, and 3P Community Arts Lab, a ground-up community arts residency space in Nee Soon. We also specialise in working with artists across disciplines to produce inspiring works that involve co-creation with different communities and promote social connections, such as giant puppet performance The Rubbish Prince.
Our work has been featured in The Straits Times (2017) and National Arts Council’s publication Impacting Communities Through the Arts (2018). Our place-making project Seeing the Obvious, a joint initiative with Nanyang Polytechnic, was awarded Cities of Love (2019) for social sustainability. Our creative director Lin Shiyun has received a 2-year (2019-2021) research grant by National Arts Council on discovering community development through the arts.
3Pumpkins was formally registered in April 2018 as a public company limited by guarantee. Our company sponsors include Berries - World of Learning 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.