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

President John Kelly visits 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...

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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St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017

St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017

St. Michael's Holy Faith Secondary School in Finglas have finished their beautiful Creative Engagement Project 2017 Progress so far on St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017 Creative Engagment Project art garden known as...

Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School, Clondalkin 2017

Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School, Creative Engagement Project 2017 'Coming to Life with Cartoon Saloon & Ballet Ireland'. The project was a collaboration focused on the skills of life drawing and animation with the TY and 5th year students of Colaiste...

Oatlands College, Dublin 2017

Oatlands College, Dublin 2017

Transition year students from Oatlands College worked with on a graffiti project with street artist Marcin Zapadowski for their Creative Engagement project this year, on the theme of positive mental health, the project was a great success. Artist: Marcin Zapadowski...

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2017

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2017

Balla Secondary School's Creative Engagement Project 2017 is an outdoor sculpture of a bear using recycled objects. Here are some images of the project completed by the Transition year class of 2016/2017 [gallery...

Recent News and Updates

Change of Exhibition date

The  Collins Barracks Creative Engagement exhibition date has been changed from October 10 to October 3. We hope all exhibitors will be able to come on October 3. Application forms are on the web site under Forms. Call Dermot 0862779924 for further information....

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Coláiste Bríde Clondalkin 2015

Coláiste Bríde Clondalkin 2015

Creative Engagement  2015 : Dr Elaine Sherwin Scoil Bríde Clondalkin.(teacher) The students marked the centenary of James Joyce's Dubliners with the assistance of Joycean expert James Quinn and graphic artist Jonathan Casey. Students studied Joyce's short stories and...

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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.