The National College of Art and Design is commited to promoting equity of access and opportunity to the NCAD. The School and Community Outreach Programme section provides an overview to programmes designed to provide experiential art and design opportunities of engagement to pupils from both primary and post- primary schools that are linked to the college.
For over 20 years, between 1987 and 2011, NCAD delivered a Fine Art programme in Portlaoise Prison that was funded by the Department of Justice. The Portlaoise Prison Fine Art Programme 1987 - 2011 section provides a review of the programme and the critical reflections of Dr O'Donnell and Dr Mulloy. There is also a gallery of selected images featuring artwork made as part of the programme.