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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Cavan Institute 2017

Cavan Institute 2017

Cavan Institute are nearing the finishing of their Creative Engagement Project for 2017. They are holding their end of year exhibition in the County Museum in Ballyjamesduff. It is opening on the 27th of April at 7pm.     [gallery...

Royal School, Cavan 2017

Royal School, Cavan 2017

The students at Royal School, Cavan have their 2017 Creative Engagement Project underway. Some photographs of their progress here including the main photograph of the Transition Year students with Catriona O'Reilly, Cavan Arts Officer admiring the wooden carvings....

Media Department, Limerick College of Further Education 2017

Media Department, Limerick College of Further Education 2017

LCFE Level 6 Advanced TV/Film Production (ATVX) class following the recent 'Creative Engagement' Showcase & Screening event having exhibited a short film production entitled 'Never Have I ever' produced under the NAPD Creative Engagement mentorship award scheme...

Donabate Community College, Dublin 2017

Donabate Community College, Dublin 2017

We have beautiful results from Donabate Community College's Creative Engagement Project 2017. The Aim of the project is to create a ceramic totem pole inspired by interests of the students, the...

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Lucan Community College 2015

Lucan Community College 2015

Coordinator Sean Morrissey and Lucan Community College link their Creative Engagement programme to their colourful Arts Week.  The Arts Week included painting, music production, pupperty, thread...

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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.