Recently, The FID announced that it was eliminating the FID Prize and was focusing on a new set of goals. The details of their new direction and evolution can be read about on their website. This organization, based in Paris, France, is an "independent cultural institution" focused on international drawing.
While the cancellation of this prize was surprising, it is an interesting and bold move. Why stop something that gained international respect and acclaim? How many times do artists change their way of working that often leaves their viewers, friends, and family baffled? Yet they do because they feel they must.
Stay tuned to new developments by checking their website and Facebook page.