We cooperate with local authorities as well as cultural and commercial institutions. By organising exhibitions and events, we popularise Polish craft at home and abroad. Lectures and debates aim at introducing the audience to the secrets of both the traditional and modern making. We also advocate thoughtful and responsible consumption. We show craftsmanship as a perfect instance of producing objects and, at the same time, paying respect to the natural environment. We provide deep insight into the social and economic aspect of the activity of small local craft studios and workshops.
Some of our member studios offer craft workshops, including educational classes for children and adults. Our members actively participate in city consultations and local community meetings.
We cooperate, among others, with Łódź Design Festival, Zamek Cieszyn, Institute of Design in Kielce and Association „Based in Warsaw”. Nów’s actions are also supported by other non-governmental organisations, such as Serfenta (basketry weaving) or Michelangelo Foundation, an international organisation committed to the promotion of craft.
The recruitment process for new members of Nów. New Craft Poland is announced once a year, usually in February.
While selecting our new members, we focus on the high quality of their products and their unique style. Currently, we accept craftspeople who make interior decoration objects or clothing accessories. We also pay attention to the way of showcasing the pieces on the internet: the website, the quality of photographs as well the way of describing the displayed objects.
The formal criterion of acceptance is to deliver the recommendation letters from at least two members. New members are accepted by the Board on the basis of an opinion of the General Meeting. It is important to get familiar with the Articles of Association, sign up the membership declaration and pay the enrollment fee.
Nów. New Craft Poland is an association of original craft studios from all over Poland. The unique pieces created by our members are of the highest quality of workmanship.
Our objective is to spread the knowledge about contemporary Polish craft and promote it at home and abroad. We also want to represent the interests of our members while dealing with public institutions and business.
We provide an online store where you can find unique items from Polish artisan studios.