The National Videogame Arcade, the UK’s unique, permanent home for videogame culture has launched a Patreon to support its work and allow more people to get involved.

By December 4, 2017Industry News

The NVA is a 5-storey building in the centre of Nottingham that attracts over 40,000 visitors a year to its ever-developing exhibition programme, innovative outreach work and pioneering festival work.

It’s operated by the National Videogame Foundation, a not-for-profit institution dedicated to developing the role of videogames in culture, education and society.

 Most recently, they produced an original exhibition about Football Manager : The Beautiful Exhibition. This December will see the opening of a new show about the creation of Monument Valley and the launch of National partners scheme for their ‘Pixelheads’ young people’s game club, with January welcoming a new videogame music festival, ‘All Your Bass’ featuring Rob Hubbard and Masaya Matsuura. The NVA is busy.

 Iain Simons, CEO of the National Videogame Foundation said,

“We’re launching the Patreon to help people have a say in the work we do now, shape our priorities for the future and, of course, help us develop the NVA further.”

“It’s vitally important that DCMS support the development of a broader videogame culture through programmes like the British Games Institute, that we 100% support – but the NVA is here today.
Thousands of families visit it every month to be inspired by videogames. Hundreds of school trips pass through our doors every year and countless new voices are inspired to make videogames. There’s nothing else like it.”

 To learn more about the Patreon programme,
visit https://www.patreon.com/thenva

 To learn more about the Foundation’s corporate patron programme.
Visit http://thenvf.org/patrons