St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney, Co. Kerry 2024

St. Brigid's Secondary School Transition year and 5th year students hosted an art exhibition in Killarney to share their 2024 Creative Engagement Project 'Personal Reflections'. Teachers: Alice Quilter & Fiona Archibald Artist: Tracy Sexton

St Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

First year students in St Jarlath's College in Tuam enjoyed a felting workshop with artist Karena Ryan. Beautiful results. Teacher: Therese Kenny Artist: Karena Ryan

Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry 2024

Transition Year students from the Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry have completed their Lino printing Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Rebekah Power Artist: Rochelle...

Boyne Community School, Trim, Co. Meath 2024

Boyne Community School students had fun creating their art in the Clay workshop for their Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Jen Toner

Meánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn Ó gCuanach, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge 2024

TY and Senior students of Meánscoil San Nicolás worked with renowned artist Kerryming Sun to create some beautiful stained glass art. Teacher: Maria Ní Dhonnabhain Artist: Kerryming Sun


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Arklow CBS, Co. Wicklow 2023

Arklow CBS, Co. Wicklow 2023

Arklow CBS worked with Bianca Divito to create stained glass hanging pieces for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Students gained an understanding of the skills and techniques involved in this area of practice including cutting glass, copper foiling and...

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Dublin 2023

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Dublin 2023

Drimnagh Castle Secondary School have completed their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Their 5th year Art students were delighted with their colourful display of Drimnagh Castle. Artist Paul Roche inspired them with his use of techniques, style and colour. [gallery...

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...

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement Annual Exhibition.

Many thanks to all who exhibited in the online Creative Engagement exhibition March 3-5. It featured projects from the 2020-21 school year. There was a wide range of projects and all done under lockdown and in spite of the pandemic. A recording of the exhibition will...

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Creative Engagement Exhibition March 3-5

NAPD is exhibiting the 2020-21 projects live online March 3-5. It is a celebration of the project work done by the students, teachers and artists in the past year in spite of the headwinds of the pandemic and school lockdowns. Please contact if...

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Online Creative Engagement Exhibition March 3rd-5th.

Many thanks for everyone who were involved in the 2020-21 Creative Engagement programme in what was a very difficult school year. NAPD is now organising an online Exhibition of the 2020-21 Creative Engagement work, March 3-5 Minister Catherine Martin TD is being...

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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.