April Link Round-up

Once you’ve stocked up on the all discount Easter eggs in your local supermarket (isn’t that what everyone does after Easter?!) why not sit back and take a relaxing scroll through our collection of news, features and opportunities you might have missed in April…

News

Nintendo’s NES mini has been discontinued, so hang on to what is about to become a rarity, console collectors!

Features

Siobhan Reddy describes the gradual shift in public perceptions about videogames.

ACE’s Lucy Sollitt agrees, noting the slow acceptance of videogames as culture.

The attendant ongoing gamification of our culture is perfectly illustrated by these fanastic GIFs created from historical documents and art.

Another example of the digital infiltrating the mainstream comes in the form of this Tokyo restaurant which boasts a gorgeous interactive table display.

At the NVA we love a good Makey Makey controller but these musical instruments just take all that one step further…

Opportunities

The Arts Council’s Catalyst Small Grant fund will be opening soon. It’s geared towards helping organisations develop their fundraising capacity, so if that’s your organisation, start preparing your application NOW.

If you have a creative project themed around Brexit, Sky Arts has a one million pound fund available for individuals and teams of creators to tap into.

Events

On the 23rd and 24th May we’ll be holding our second Continue conference at the NVA, containing all the brilliant art/games/culture topics you’d expect Book your tickets now!

On the 29th June, the Museums Association will be hosting their Museum Tech 2017: Digital Festival for Museums.

Want to tell us about your opportunity, project, or event? Use the comments below, tweet it at us via @the_NVF, tell everyone via our mailing list, (continuenetwork@freelists.org for existing subscribers) or let me know via email lynda@thenva.com.