CraftNOW Philadelphia

Curating Philadelphia as the Craft Capital

Craft Capital

Exploring place, economics, and resources

CraftNOW Create

A hands-on experience in the heart of Philadelphia

Our Annual Symposium

Bringing together scholars, makers, and patrons of craft
Who we are

CraftNOW Philadelphia

CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions, artists and patrons of Philadelphia’s craft community to celebrate the city’s rich legacy, its internationally-recognized contemporary scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass.

News & Events

CraftNOW's 2020 Fundraiser

This special auction and live program bring together exceptional talent from Philadelphia’s craft community. The auction will close at 9 p.m. EST on November 14 following our live program, which begins at 7 p.m. EST. 

CraftNOW Create

This year organizers are creating 500 take-home kits filled with craft activities! On Saturday, November 7th, we will have an online virtual party to make monster heads in clay, dragonflies in wood, Swedish holiday gnomes and more!



CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2020, CraftNOW presents the theme Cultures of Making to visitors as a means of discovering the unique communities throughout Philadelphia. 

In the Spotlight

PMA Craft Show

Experience craft and design by 195 of the best artists in the United States with even more international guest artists, November 6 – 8, 2020

Craft Capital Book

Order a copy of Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making edited by Glenn Adamson and photography by Jessica Kourkounis

COVID-19 Resources

CraftNOW has compiled a list of resources that range from financial help for artists to small business guidance and support for nonprofits

CraftNOW Philadelphia is made possible through a collaborative partnership
with The University of the Arts serving as our fiscal agent.

CraftNOW 2020 Sponsors

The Center for Art in Wood
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio

Founding Supporters