About Playeum

Playeum is an independent charity that champions children’s voices and the development of 21st-century skills through play and the arts.

Play Today, Change the World Tomorrow

The Start of Our Journey

Playeum was started in 2008 to be a beacon for families and children in creating a safe space to express themselves and play differently.

 

Founded by two mothers, Sumitra Pasupathy and Jennifer Loh, it began with them having their own children and wanting a different landscape for their development. Playeum started its journey as roving pop-ups, bringing open-ended experiences to different parts of Singapore. 

 

Playeum raised enough funds to move into its very own home at Gillman Barracks in September 2015. The Centre reached out to over 150,000 children and their adults over five years. It has served as a safe creative space for children to interact with artists’ work and tap on the power of their imagination and create and express their own ideas, inspirations and innovations, through six exhibitions.

Playeum has since moved from the Children’s Centre for Creativity and is growing into different spaces all over as they move ahead - both in the real world and in the cyberworld.

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"We realised that it was not going to be a simple provision of alternative resources for children's play, but the greater impact would be a shift in mindsets around how children create and contribute. That's when we embarked on the journey to create Playeum."

 

- Jennifer Loh, Co-founder of Playeum

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Our Approach
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What We Do

This is where ALL children can access Playeum’s artful play opportunities.

 

Our activities are open-ended and unstructured, using art and the pure essence of play to trigger the imagination and creative power.

with the Public

Our high-touch and artful play programmes are for children from low income/marginalised backgrounds and children with varying disabilities. 

These are funded by donors and grant makers

with Social Sector

With a focus on adult empowerment, Playeum will further work with collaborators to develop adult workshops, talks and series to connect with adults, parents and teachers.

with Schools & Educators

Here are some of the partners we've worked with.

With their wonderful support, we have been able to reach over 150,000 children and parents since Playeum's start in 2008.

Community Organizations

Campus Impact || Care Corner || Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) || Daughters of Tomorrow || Glyph || Mendaki

People's Association || South Central Community Family Service  ||  South East Community Development Council || South West Community Development Council

Affordable Art Fair || Apple Inc. || BASF || Ben & Jerry's || British Council

ExxonMobil Singapore || Google || LEGO Foundation || Lien Foundation

PUB Singapore || SAGE || Salesforce || Quantedge

Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) || Memories at Old Fort Factory National Library || National Museum Singapore || National Youth Council Reflections at Bukit Chandu || Science Centre || Singapore Philatelic Museum

Corporates

Museum & Cultural Institutions

Past Exhibitions

Gillman Barracks || Manor Studios || Country Concept || EChan Industries || Early Learning Centre (ELC) || Floral Magic Harou || Little Day Out || LEGO City || My Imagination Kingdom || Natural Power Penguin Books Singapore || Peramakan || Playhao || Smart Alley Spotlight || The Better Toy Store || True Blue Cuisine || WY-TO

With the Support of

Cultural Matching Fund || National Arts Council

|| SG Bicentennial

Meet The Team

Imran Mohamad

Director of Operations

Charlotte Goh

Executive Director

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Yong Pui Mei

Office Manager

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Nur Alisa Taha

Programmes

& Events Coordinator

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Nur Hafizah

Operations Executive

Foong Jing Ming

Learning & Engagement

Join us in creative collaborations and build our future generation.

If you believe in the importance of giving voice to children through play and the arts,
we welcome and appreciate support in different ways.