Earlier this month, GameSpy reported on a development at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) which is now circulating around various video game sites today. What's all the fuss about? The NEA, which supplies government funding for art projects or projects dealing with the arts, recently replaced its "The Arts on Radio and Television" guidelines with "The Arts in Media." This means the NEA will now consider digital games and web content for government funding, placing them in the same ranks as traditional film, theater, and other art forms.
This doesn't necessarily mean that any game developer can apply for funding. According to the NEA website, "Eligible applicants are nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations." Most mainstream video game developers are not nonprofit organizations; this funding is aimed at developers interested in advancing the arts and not their bank accounts.
Does this put an end to the "games as art" discussion? Let us know in the comments below. Just keep it civil -- we're talking about art here, after all.
Esta es una discusion que se a dado desde hace tiempo, si los video juegos son arte o no. Bueno para mi hay juegos que si deberian considerarse como artisticos como Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Okami, Flower, Limbo y muchos mas, creo que los tiempos avanzan y cada vez la gente encuentra medios para expresar sus ideas, uds que opinan?