Ecstasy in arts, like in other activities, can only be gotten by persistent and often painful searching and trying. And therefore long-term, resource support (manpower and money power) are indispensable.

- Kuo Pao Kun
Open Space, September 1990


The Substation is an independent, non-profit institution that relies on multiple funding sources for its operations. Through a combination of private and government grants, venue rental income, private foundations and donations from supporters like you, The Substation has been a home for arts in Singapore for 28 years. 

Your support of the organisation will help The Substation continue to explore the possibilities of contemporary art in shaping public discourse, allow artists to experiment and collaborate with other cultural producers, and offer new ways for keen audiences to engage with contemporary art and ideas most relevent to the region.

Donations of $50 and above to The Substation are eligible for a 250% tax exemption. In addition, eligible donations are currently doubled by the Cultural Matching Fund, so your contribution will go twice as far.


What people are saying about The Substation:

“The Substation's new art exhibition, titled Discipline The City, is a thrill.”
Business Times

'This interactive exhibition challenges you to rethink your place in the city'
SG Now

'“纪律城市”展览 探索城市规划的荒谬'"
联合早报 (Lianhe Zaobao)

'We loved that the [Discipline the City] show made us think deeply about these different kinds of compromises; without being preachy or prescriptive in its suggestions.'
Plural Art Mag

'The Substation has been the incubator for artistic personalities over the last generation. [...] And so long as there are still people need and are willing to give to The Substation, it would morph and be what the community needs it to be. So stop expecting. Instead, we should start giving.', the digital quarter of Gallery & Studio Magazine

'Get ready to ignite your senses for more thought-provoking art, photos, videos and performances.'

'The monumental programme demands repeat visits over the whole period of the show and thematises the space in thought-provoking ways.'
Arts Equator

'…the grandfather of independent art spaces in the city-state.'
10 of the best contemporary art spaces in south-east Asia, The Guardian


How to give:

Checks should be made out to The Substation Ltd. and mailed to:
The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Singapore 179936  

Online donations can be made at

Thank you for your support of The Substation!

We would like to thank the following for their generous support in FY 2018/19:

Annabelle Yip
Annabelle Aw
Ayano Sato
Binjai Tree Foundation
C J W-L Wee
Cheng Eng Aun
Chong Huai Seng
Darren N T Koh
Darren Teoh
Dick Lau
Dr. Lian Tsui Yee
Dr. Terence Lim
Elisabeth Clarice Esther Gustava De Rothschild
Fung Sheong Ying
Gilles Massot
Hazelina Oh Hui Zhong
Hoe Su Fern
Huang Jie Yuan
Jiarong Goh
Joseph Chiang
Kristin Saw
Lee Teng Fang
Lee Wan Yii
Liew Kai Khiun
Lim Wah Guan
Low Sze Wee
Lu Xiaohui
Michelle Tang
Muhammad Syamil Bin Maulod
Ng Hwei Sean
Ng Wenjun
Regina De Rozario
Robert Tomlin
Saiful Bahri Bin Idris
Samantha Segar
Sarah Mineko Ichioka
Shyh Jih Lee
Sunitha Janamohanan
Tang Li Jen
Tay Siew Hui (Verena)
TCP Consultants Pte Ltd
Tommy Koh
Ute Meta Bauer
William Lim
Woon Ah Leng