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.

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 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. More information regarding our itinerary of events will be available Summer 2020.

News & Events

James Renwick Alliance Tour

On August 2nd, the James Renwick Alliance is partnering with CraftNOW to design a new kind of virtual craft tour to Philadelphia’s Craft Capital. 

First Friday Preview

CraftNOW will help to organize a group of curators and artists in anticipation of First Friday events. Manatawny Still Works will be sharing cocktail recipes at the start of each program!

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