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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Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G., Corcaigh 2020

Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G., Corcaigh 2020

The Creative Engagement Project 2020 is in progress by students from Gaelcholáiste Mhuire A.G., Corcaigh. The Project is a Wellness space mural. Here are a few images from their trip to Nano Nagle gardens to help inspire thoughts for the wellness space mural. They...

Coláiste Cois Life, Co. Átha Cliath 2019

Coláiste Cois Life, Co. Átha Cliath 2019

Students from Coláiste Cois Life created a number of illustrations for their Creative Engagement project 2019 Artist: Peter Donnelly Teacher: Paula Nic Oireachtaigh

Trinity Comprehensive Dublin 2019

Trinity Comprehensive Dublin 2019

Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun Creative Engagement Project 2019 Circus Schools Project with artist Shane Holohan.

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement Applications 2019-20

Applications for Creative Engagement 2019-20 are now being accepted. Application Forms can be downloaded from this website and emailed to They can be found under Forms on the menu.

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Creative Engagement Expo 2019

Thanks to all students, teachers, artists and school communities who together made such a success of the 2018-19 Creative Engagement programme. The exhibition of the projects is scheduled for November 19. It will be held in the National Indoor Sports Arena,...

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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.