NEA says video games are art

The National Endowment for the Arts has replaced it’s old “arts on radio and television” grants with new, wide-ranging “arts in media” program, which funds media projects about the arts, as well as “media projects that can be considered works of art,” specifically listing interactive games, installations, and webisodes along with radio and TV programming. If you’re a non-profit org, a state government, or a federally recognized tribal group that’s got a game project in the works, the next application deadline is is September 1, 2011. In keeping with the digitally-with-it new rules, NEA director of Media Arts Alyce Myatt appears in an embedded video on the webpage describing the program!

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