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 2017/18:

Aaron Pak Kiu Hung
Alan Oei
Annabelle Felise Aw
Annabelle Yip
Arunachalam Mahizhnan
Aun Koh
Binjai Tree Foundation
Chan Wai Han
Chelsea Chua
Cheng Eng Aun
Chng Suan Tze
CJ Wan-Ling Wee
Cornerstone Wine
Darren NT Koh
Detenber Benjamin Hill
Dr. Lian Tsui
Dr. Terence Lim
Edmund Wee
Hadi Wahyuni Adipuri
Heng Lee Kwang
Huang Jie Yuan
Huber Christian Wilhelm
Jane M. Jacobs
Janice Leong Yoke Leng
Jean-Louis Morisot
Jennifer Lee
John Gee
KC Chew
Ke Weiliang
Khoo Saw Yong Christina
Li Ping Chan
Liew Kai Khiun
Linda Neo Huay Nai
Low Guat Hiang
Low Sze Wee
Lucia Cordesci
Muhammad Faiz Bin Zohri
Ng Bee Hoon
Pak Geok Choo
Patrick Docherty
Paul Edward Hutchinson
Paul Khoo
Perea Leon Ani
Pernod Ricard
Samantha Segar
Shaw Foundation
Tang Li Jen
Teow Chiow Hua
Timothy Julian Nga U On
Toh Han Shih
Tommy Koh
Viju Chakarapany
Viknish Kobinathan
Yong Kon Yoon Eugene