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.
"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
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.
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
Museum & Cultural Institutions
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
Director of Operations
Yong Pui Mei
Nur Alisa Taha
& Events Coordinator
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.