The IMA will partner with one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists, ‘the churchie’ in 2019.

Since its inception at Anglican Church Grammar School in 1987, the prize has sought to identify and profile the next generation of contemporary artists from across Australia. The IMA and ‘the churchie’ partnership will continue to support emerging artists. The selected finalists will receive professional curatorial advice, networking and promotional opportunities, along with vital exposure on both a local and national stage.

Offering a total prize pool of $25,000 the overall winner receives a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize—donated by long-standing sponsor of ‘the churchie’, BSPN Architecture.

Entry to this annual prize is open to artists of all ages and disciplines who identify as early career and are Australian citizens or residents. Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration, accompanied by an artist CV, and a 300-word artist statement. Entries open online 26 May and close 14 July, 2019.