The National Endowment for the Arts has just changed the terms of its submissions guidelines for the category formerly called "Arts on Television and Radio" and now known as "Arts in Media," a switch-up accompanied by an expanded field of eligible projects that, among other things, means the NEA will soon be funding video game art projects (their next deadline is September 1).
Following in the footsteps of the Smithsonian Institute (which recently announced the winners of its crowd-sourced video game canonizing project) the NEA's tweaked terminology means that the U.S. government's biggest arts organization could be putting grants between $10,000 and $200,000 towards artists' interactive, multimedia and digital gaming projects. Per the revised guidelines, eligible art platforms now include:
All available media platforms such as the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, arts content delivered via satellite, as well as on radio and television.
Projects may include high profile multi-part or single television and radio programs (documentaries and dramatic narratives); media created for theatrical release; performance programs; artistic segments for use within an existing series; multi-part webisodes; installations; and interactive games. Short films, five minutes and under, will be considered in packages of three or more.