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 Joseph’s College, Lucan 2016

St Joseph’s College, Lucan 2016

‘Mná Cróga 1916’ Celebrating the bravery of the women of the 1916 Rising   This year our History & Art Departments undertook a very exciting collaboration. Ceramic Artist Niamh Synnott returned to St. Joseph’s College in October 2015 to meet a group of...

Ard Scoil La Salle – 2016

Ard Scoil La Salle – 2016

Ard Scoil La Salle - Creative Engagement Project 2015/16 Pictured is the Creative Engagement Project - Wall Mural - which was completed for for the opening night on December 13th. Below are images of the project in progress, finished Mural and formal launch.  This...

St. Mary’s New Ross 2015

St. Mary’s New Ross 2015

Teacher Rosy Cantlon and the students of St. Marys New Ross produce Creative Engagement 2015      

Royal Cavan Launch 2015

Royal Cavan Launch 2015

Minister Heather Humphries TD opens the Creative Engagement Peace sculpture with student Minami Hizumec , Art teacher Olivia Burns and Principal Edward Lindsay May 2015. 

Errigal College Letterkenny 2015

Errigal College Letterkenny 2015

Using the material Paverpol, Errigal College Transition Year students produce another tour de force in Creative Engagement 2014-15

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...

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...

Millstreet Community School 2015

Millstreet Community School 2015

Art teacher Barry Fraser, sculptor Kevin Mc Mahon and the students of Millstreet Community School tackle Creative Engagement.

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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.