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...

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath's College in Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project for 2023. One project was a clay tile project and the second was a felting project. They were visited by Mary Hanley on behalf of Creative Engagement in early May. Artist: Karena Ryan...

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St Aidans Community School Tallaght worked on a mosaic mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. This was a collaborative project between St. Ediths, and some of their Junior Cycle students. Artist: Dave West Teacher: Michelle Murphy


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Lusk Community College 2015

Lusk Community College 2015

Art teacher Vita Ryan , artist Elanor Mc Caughey and the students of Lusk Community College continue their Creative Engagement project which involves self portraits in oils on concrete.  

2015 Meanscoil Gharman

2015 Meanscoil Gharman

Art Teacher Danielle Kearns and artists and students of Meanscoil Gharman put finishing touches to their stained glass project.

2015 Glenamaddy Community School

2015 Glenamaddy Community School

Art Teacher Helena Cuniffe, Mary Nihill President NAPD, Brendan Flynn of the NAPD Arts and Culture committee and the students of Glanamaddy Community School at the...

St. Catherine’s  Killybegs 2015

St. Catherine’s Killybegs 2015

            Wonderful art metalwork project produced by Art Teacher Anna Kee's students and artist Liam Butler in St Catherine's Killybegs.

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And more photos from the Exhibition 2014.

And more photos from the Exhibition 2014.

Photographs show students and teachers from Portlaoise College with Minister  Damien English, Minister English views work of Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock. Dominican College Wicklow Town orchestra perform at the Exhibition. NAPD Director Clive Byrne with Minister Damien...

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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.