The National Endowment for the Arts now recognizes "Interactive Media" as a potential recipient for a grant, among other things. If you're okay with it not making a profit, and if you think it will benefit the public from an artistic standpoint, you can now apply your game about those farting lesbian trolls or whatever horrible thing you're working on in your spare time.
I imagine it will be a lot tougher to convince them that a video game application will be more deserving over say, short films, documentaries, songs, sculptures and all the rest of the other, more established fields. That said, here's a legally recognized institution acknowledging the artistic potential of video games.
I was going to end this post by saying "Eat that, Roger!", but um... he can't.
You win this round, Ebert. BUT I'LL BE BACK!
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