HELP US SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS
Donating to The SUBSTATION will ensure we can continue to support local communities and artists now and into the future.
Over the last five years, The SUBSTATION has established itself as a new voice in the contemporary art community of Australia. The SUBSTATION promotes the creation and presentation of contemporary and experimental art and ideas from across art forms, from the deeply personal to the universal, from Newport to the rest of Australia and beyond.
Our 100-year-old repurposed industrial building, renovated by our local community, is a physical symbol of the transformation taking place in our area and more broadly across the Western region of Melbourne. This historical context is a point of inspiration to which we return, a reminder of our importance to the local area and community.
Since 2016, The SUBSTATION has made a significant cultural impact locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last five years we have welcomed over 280,000 visitors to our building, supported over 50 local community groups with free venue hire and engaged 588 artists to work in our spaces. We actively strive for artistic and cultural diversity across our program. In 2018, 60% of the artists we worked with identified as female and 30% as culturally and/or linguistically diverse.
Since 2016 we have never charged an artist, arts company or local community group to present in our incredible building. We have worked to pay fees, create platforms and an environment in which artists are supported and respected in a way which we think gives them the best chance at doing their best work.
Looking forward to the next five years, it is with a commitment to the principles of collaboration and partnership with our local community, co-presenters, stakeholders and artists which will continue to guide us. As we currently work towards reopening our incredible building we will continue to leverage every dollar to generate as much income as possible to create opportunities for artists, communities and audiences to come together.
Please consider supporting us to continue this work through an individual donation.
How to donate to The SUBSTATION
By Direct Debit or Bank Transfer
The Substation Donations Account
Account number: 175052
If donating through Direct Debit please email [email protected] with your contact details so we can issue a tax deductible receipt.
Make the Cheque payable to: The SUBSTATION INC
Send with your Name, Address, Phone and Email address to:
The SUBSTATION - 1 Market Street Newport VIC 3015
Online To donate online via credit card, head to GiveNow
Our Executive Producer, Michaela Coventry is happy to discuss how your donation can help The SUBSTATION [email protected] / +61 (0)412 535 548
Information on Tax Deductible Donations
The SUBSTATION is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and endorsed as a Charitable Entity under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. The SUBSTATION is also on the Australian Government Register of Cultural Organisations.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
The SUBSTATION would like to acknowledge the following individual donors who have previously supported our organisation and program over the last five years:
THE SUBSTATION COMMISSIONERS
Shane Hulbert, Tammy Wong Hulbert & Emmet Hulbert
Susan van Wyk & Timothy Lee
Tim Watts MP
The following donors were instrumental in helping to establish The SUBSTATION as an arts and culture centre:
Steve & Terry Bracks
Latham & Amy Conley
Elliot & Lisa Daniel
Garry Kindley & Meg Hansen
Newport Traders Association
Post Industrial Design
Ralph Hampson Consulting