Hunters of Avalon Foundation

OUR MISSION

 

CREATING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATIVE PLAY

OPPORTUNITY FOR CREATIVITY
We provide a maker space for anyone, not just artists, to learn new tools and skills. Our community of makers, all of whom have diverse skill sets, fosters a collaborative environment for problem solving and innovation.
OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESS
We focus on supporting makers, artists, and other small businesses with a venue to sell their products, mentoring on how to run a business, and help with promotions and marketing.
OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH
Many of our players and NPC’s (non-player characters) have expressed the benefit of attending our events being they learned about themselves and how they interact with the world. The opportunity to play a role separate from their everyday self allows attendees to explore their head space in a safe environment.
OPPORTUNITY TO UNPLUG
Technology is discouraged at our events. People put their phones away and forget about them for 3 days. They may grumble a bit at first, but, by the end, everyone is amazed at how quickly they forgot about their digital lives and is happy to have the break.
OPPORTUNITY FOR CONNECTIONS
Our events level the playing field. Due to the nature of the gameplay, everyone who attends is on equal ground regardless of their real life advantages (money, popularity, expertise, etc.). Creating an environment where external measures of success are irrelevant gives people from all walks of life a chance to interact and connect in a meaningful way. Removing technology from the equation only encourages more authentic connections with other participants.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
The Hunters of Avalon Foundation offers art grants to artists, performers, game designers, makers, and anyone else who wants to add their ideas into our sandbox. Magic happens when you encourage people to create something and give them the context in which to do it.
OPPORTUNITY TO BELONG
We live in a world of digital connection and physical isolation. Events sponsored by the Hunters of Avalon Foundation provide a context for people to fit in where they normally feel like outsiders. Our events are inclusive, safe, and encourage celebrating your weird. We foster a culture of celebrating the unusual and not being judgemental.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVENTURE
Not everyone comes to our events for the reasons above, and that’s ok. Sometimes people just need a break from the everyday grind and want a different form of escapism. We’re happy to provide that too, there is social value in helping people recharge and not everything has to be a growth opportunity.

Hunters of Avalon Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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