Who we are
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
Statewide Pilot Program
CraftNOW and the Pittsburgh-based Creative Business Accelerator (CBA) announce a statewide pilot, funded in part by the PA Council on the Arts (PCA), that will enable the two organizations to share aggregated data on their creative ecosystems’ impact on regional economies.
Artist and Maker Directory
This introductory guide of local artists and makers illustrates why Philadelphia is a renowned urban center for contemporary craft. Shown in world class museums and found in grassroots movements, artisans are able to draw from a wealth of accessible resources in the city.
CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2021, CraftNOW presents the theme Environmental Effects to examine how communities and interiors shape our experiences, when sustainability issues are expressed through craft, and the greater impact of our contemporary material culture.
In the Spotlight
CraftNOW Philadelphia is made possible through a collaborative partnership
with The University of the Arts serving as our fiscal agent.