National Endowment for the Arts grants now available for games

It looks like the affirmative side of the "Games as Art" debate just got a powerful player on their side: The National Endowment for the Arts. The government agency recently changed its "Arts on Radio and Television" category to the somewhat broader "Arts in Media." According to the official NEA guidelines, these include "media created for theatrical release; performance programs; artistic segments for use within an existing series; multi-part webisodes; installations; and interactive games." Hey, that's us!

Developers seeking federal backing for their super artistic projects can apply on the NEA's official site before September 1. Considering the grants range from $10,000 to $200,000, we think it would be worth the effort.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.