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


Join us at the new home of Moderne Gallery for a fun evening with delicious food and drink while connecting with the leaders and innovators of Philadelphia’s craft community. 

Public | Private Symposium

CraftNOW Philadelphia seeks at least four emerging craft scholars and practitioners to present during its annual symposium November 11, 2022. Please email up to 200 words and a brief CV for consideration no later than September 15.



CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2022, CraftNOW presents the theme Public | Private to examine how handmade elements and crafted objects communicate whether architectural space is shared or private, and to explore which processes and aspects of their creative identities artists choose to share with their audiences.

In the Spotlight

PMA Craft Show

Experience craft and design by 195 of the best artists in the United States at the PA Convention Center on November 11 – 13, 2022

Craft Capital Book

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

Explore Craft

We invite you to explore the many institutions and individuals that contribute to Philadelphia’s thriving contemporary scene 

CraftNOW 2022 Sponsors

The Center for Art in Wood
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Founding Supporters

The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio