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The Substation (Chinese: 电力站) is Singapore's first independent contemporary arts centre. It was founded in 1990 by Kuo Pao Kun. The Substation is centrally located in the city's civic district and was the first building under the National Arts Council's "Arts Housing Scheme". It officially opened on 16 September 1990. The Substation is a non-profit organisation and registered Institution of Public Character in Singapore, which relies on financial and in-kind support from the general public, commercial organisations and government ministries to cover the costs of operating and developing arts & educational programmes.
The Substation is committed to nurturing 'local voices' in Singapore arts and culture, and supporting diversity and depth in the arts. It also functions as a multi-cultural arts space with a commitment to raising awareness of Singapore's cultural memories. The Substation presents a wide range of artists and programmes, from traditionally-trained dancers to local rock bands; established visual artists to young poets; publications to international short film festivals; experimental theatre to seminal conferences on Singapore arts and culture. Over the years, The Substation has worked with some of Singapore's most critically acclaimed artists, writers and intellectuals. The Substation also supports proposals and ideas by younger and emerging artists. The Board is chaired by Chew Kheng Chuan.
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The Substation Reviews
Independent multidisciplinary arts space. Check out their programmes online before going as always something different happening. more »
Formerly a power distribution centre, this building has been transformed into a arts centre occupied by The Substation, which is an independent, non-profit institution that relies on multiple funding.... more »
The surrounding place is still undergoing reconstruction turning into a park with pubs and perhaps some high end eateries. It is just besides SMU Law school.
Singapore Art Week 2019 Great art work!We have a great experience here!
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