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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St. Aidans Community School, Dublin 2023

St. Aidans Community School, Dublin 2023

St. Aidans Community School in Tallaght are working on their Creative Engagement Project 2023. It is a mosaic project inspired by nature and the environment, with the possibility of displaying it in the library as part of a reading space. St. Ediths LCA and some 1st...

St. Nathys College, Co. Roscommon 2022

St. Nathys College, Co. Roscommon 2022

St. Nathy's College, Co. Roscommon created an all weather metalwork sculpture named 'Cur Óg' for their Creative Engagement Project 2022. The students from TY and EAL were given the task of creating designs in keeping with the agreed theme of the biodiversity green...

Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin 2022

Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin 2022

Transition year students in Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun in Dublin have been working on a beautiful bottle cap mural with the Rediscovery Centre Ballymun. Teacher: Brian Cheevers

Recent News and Updates

Welcome back

Welcome back to everyone. I trust the summer has been restful and everyone is ready for another school year. As you plan your programmes please note the closing date for Creative Engagement 2022-23  applications is October 14. We are considering our first physical...

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Autumn Creative Engagement application deadline

I trust everyone is enjoying the summer. The deadline for the 2022-23 Creative Engagement application is October 14 2022. The application form is on the website under FORMS. Any problems please contact Dermot Carney  

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Good luck in the last term.

Good luck to all students artists and teachers in the last term. The deadline for Creative Engagement project completion is May 16. Evaluation Forms to be returned by schools are on the website under Forms.    

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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.