The National Endowment for the Arts, a U.S. government agency that offers funding for art projects and exhibitions, is now offering grants across a variety of video game related projects.
The Arts on Radio and Television category has now been replaced by Arts in Media, which expands the parameters to include mobile technology, digital games and other gaming platforms.
The category now supports all available media platforms, all interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, and arts content that is delivered via satellite, along with the original radio and television guidelines.
It also states rather vaguely that "media projects that can be considered works of art" are also included in the grant guidelines.
NEA grants are available to help fund development, production and distribution of innovative media projects, and generally range from $10,000 to $200,000, based on the complexity of the submission.
The deadline for handing in applications for the grant is September 1, 2011, and applications can be made before that time at the NEA site