The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is managed and nurtured by The Ground Co Limited, a registered arts charity. We aim to provide positive arts experiences across a variety of art forms for children from birth to 9 years old in an accessible space that welcomes children from every community.
Our vision to let art do, what art does defines what we do.
We hope that The Artground will be a space where families can feel at ease to come to, to spend some time, to discover, to learn and to be curious.
Visual Arts Space
Throughout the year, we present interactive visual art spaces that not only allow children to engage in non-directive exploration and practise their motor skills but also to heighten their awareness of aesthetic elements and sense of appreciation.
The Artground also provides tiered levels of access and engagement through our art related programmes, so that families with young children can choose from across a spectrum of drop-in programmes to ticketed programmes. These include performing arts workshops and performances, storytelling sessions, gardening-inspired workshops and art & craft activities and are offered on the weekends. Our 30 minute drop-in programmes are charged at $10 per parent-child and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. We also present and play host to a variety of ticketed programmes where tickets are pre-booked and prices vary.
The Hundred Languages of Children
The Artground encourages everyone who visits our centre to be creative by offering opportunities for the child and the artist to remain inquisitive for life. We draw inspiration from the poem, The Hundred Languages of Children. Hence, our primary arts programmes and ancillary workshops go beyond the arts realm, facilitate learning through active exploration and empower children to express themselves in a hundred different ways.
The Artground endeavours to provide and support development opportunities for local artists to co-create meaningful arts experiences, and strives to build bridges between artists, educators, parents and young audiences. Through our core programmes and events, incubation platforms like the GroundBreakers, artist sharing practices and dialogues, and professional development opportunities both locally and internationally, we hope to become a space for artists to inspire and be inspired, to explore, create, question and delight in meaningful aesthetic expressions.
1) The Arts Space
The Artground opened its doors in July 2017. It was founded by The Ground Co Limited, and developed in collaboration with the National Art Council. The Ground Co Limited is supported by the National Arts Council for the period of 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.