Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford 2024

Ardscoil na Mara 5th year students enjoyed their Creative Engagement Project experience painting landscapes with artist Declan O'Meara. They held an exhibition of their work in the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. 

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

St. Jarlath's College, Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project. "We worked with the mosaic Artist Nathalie EI Baba with a 2nd year Art group. We looked at plans, discussed ideas and the processes involved in making mosaics. Nathalie is the most wonderful...

Laurel Hill Secondary School, Limerick 2024

Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick have completed two print making workshops with Artist Declan O Meara. It was an amazing and creative experience for all. Artist: Declan O'Meara Teacher: Marie Madden

Coláiste Muire Máthair, Galway 2024

Here are a selection of photographs from our bodhran making workshop, held in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith, Galway with TY's from Coláiste Muire Máthair Galway and adult service users of St Joseph's Training Centre Galway.  The workshop took place over 4...

St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

St. Michael's Secondary School in Finglas have finished a beautiful Creative Engagement Project for 2023 talented Transition Year students worked with potter Pat Rafferty to create the the final Ceramic work about the essentiality of the Bees🐝 for...

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Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 2019

Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 2019

Stratford College's transition year students created a film as their Creative Engagement Project 2019. "We were lucky enough to have Cal McGhee come in to teach us about aspects of production too, and we were told about how to write a script. This was greatly helpful...

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin 2019

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin 2019

St Josephs Secondary School's Creative Engagement Project 2019: Music Song Writing and Production Workshop provided by the Walton's New School of Music. The transition year students had a wonderful day of creating music, performing and producing an original song....

CBS Synge Street, Dublin 2019

CBS Synge Street, Dublin 2019

CBS Synge Street's Creative Engagement Project 2019 21 students from Transition Year took part in the 2019 project 'Express yourself through process: Painting canvas'. Artist: Sean O'Rourke Teacher: M. Wright...

St. Bricín’s College, Belturbet, Co. Cavan 2019

St. Bricín’s College, Belturbet, Co. Cavan 2019

St. Bricín's Creative Engagement Project 2019 'Hello, is anybody out there? ' 12 students from 5th and 6th year took part in this wood carving project. The theme of 'Positive mental health' was chosen. The students learned how to generate ideas for the symbolism of...

Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co. Cork 2019

Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co. Cork 2019

Hamilton High School Creative Engagement Project 2019 was created by 'The Prometheans', a group of 30 students from first to fifth year. The group have been very busy creating 1. Student Awards for Creativity, 2. A mini School Library, 3. a student designed website...

Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis 2019

Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis 2019

‘Beatha Abhann na hInse – River Life of Ennis’ are three stained glass lightboxes created by Transition Year Students from Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Inis. TYs worked on the cross-curricular project with Art Teacher Marie Connole, Artist Nathalie El Baba and Technology...

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare 2019

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare 2019

Curragh Post Primary School, Co. Kildare have their Creative Engagement Project 2019 are delighted with how it went. The following are images of the early stages of project:  

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement Applications 2019-20

Applications for Creative Engagement 2019-20 are now being accepted. Application Forms can be downloaded from this website and emailed to demotcarney@napd.ie. They can be found under Forms on the menu.

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Creative Engagement Expo 2019

Thanks to all students, teachers, artists and school communities who together made such a success of the 2018-19 Creative Engagement programme. The exhibition of the projects is scheduled for November 19. It will be held in the National Indoor Sports Arena,...

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It is an arts-in-education programme.  This entails an artist or artists coming into the school to work with the students. A creative engagement happens when a local artist or  arts  group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school. Creative Engagement programme encompasses the arts in its broadest manifestation, from the visual arts to music, from theatre to dance and all the arts in between.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts , heritage and culture.  NAPD envisions an education system energised through the arts and where creativity is a core activity in the post primary curriculum.   The NAPD Arts Culture and Heritage committee celebrates its twenty fourth anniversary this year 2023.  The Arts Culture and Heritage committee has been  administering the Creative Engagement programme in schools since 2005.