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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North Monastery Secondary School CBS, Cork 2020

North Monastery Secondary School CBS, Cork 2020

The North Monastery Secondary School, Cork have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 well underway.  The class have now finished the spray painting panels based on the theme of UN Rights of the Child. These will be shown in The Glucksman Gallery in Cork from March...

Coláiste Éamann Rís, Cork 2020

Coláiste Éamann Rís, Cork 2020

Coláiste Éamann Rís, in Cork had their Creative Engagement Project 2020 well underway before the lockdown. Here are some photos of their screen printing with textile artist Anne Kiely. There is also a short video of a walk they took around the local area to gain...

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training 2020

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training 2020

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training, in association with the NAPD Creative Engagement Programme, were delighted to engage with Artist: Karen Hickey through Portrait painting. Part one of the Creative Engagement 2020 project encompassed the theme of...

Cork Educate Together Secondary School 2020

Cork Educate Together Secondary School 2020

Cork Educate Together Secondary School connected back to nature with their 2020 Creative Engagement Project. Photos of the finished pieces were taken in the garden of Griffith College. Ms. O'Sullivan was the only one who could attend under the current circumstances....

Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick 2020

Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick 2020

The Creative Engagement Project 2020 for Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally concentrated on Feminist songwriting with songwriter and academic Roisín Ní Galloghlaih. Ardscoil Mhuire, an all girls secondary school shares feminist values and holds a large Womens Day Celebration...

St. Brigids Presentation Secondary School, Killarney 2020

St. Brigids Presentation Secondary School, Killarney 2020

This Creative Engagement 2020 project centers on the theme of identity and what we chose to share and hide about our true self with a group of Transition Year students from St Brigid’s Secondary School.  The students explored themes such as Identity, Transformation,...

Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Co na Gaillimhe 2020

Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Co na Gaillimhe 2020

Coláiste Bhaile Chlair are delighted to present to you their stunning wire sculpture 'Roots' created with the talented artist Glenn Gibson and their 5th year Art students. They were delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit their sculpture as part of the Art In...

Davis College, Mallow 2020

Davis College, Mallow 2020

Davis College in Mallow, Co. Cork have completed their Creative Engagement projects 2020 The title of their piece is Creative Artists, Scientists, Engineers and Programmers at Davis College. Students worked with muralist artist Garreth Joyce developing design ideas on...

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2020

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2020

Christ King Girls' Secondary School, Cork have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 on portraits well underway. They hope to finish it as soon as schools are allowed to recommence. Art Teacher: Vikki...

Recent News and Updates

Welcome back

Welcome back to everyone. Some dates of interest. Completion of CE 2020-21 projects deadline extended to November 16. Applications for CE 2021-22  found  under FORMS on this website. Deadline Oct 15. A new separate arts in education residency programme called BLAST (...

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Good Summer

Trusting everyone will have a good summer. I hope exams and holidays all work out well. Deadline for Creative Engagement 2020-21 is extended to Nov 17.  If projects are finished by the end of the current school year please send in the Evaluation Form. Creative...

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Creative Schools Week

Creative Schools Week 10-14 May, 2021   Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity in schools which includes both In-School Celebrations and Online Celebrations. It is organised by the Creative Schools initiative which supports schools and Youthreach centres...

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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.