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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Portumna Community School, Galway 2018

Local G.A.A. Club provides inspiration for Portumna Community School’s production of their annual school show. On Thursday 14th of December, Portumna Community School hosted their annual show to a packed house and the audience were held spell bound from opening scene...

St. David’s CBS Artane 2018

St. David’s CBS Artane 2018

St. David's CBS Artane have finished their Creative Engagement Project 2018. It was a great success and the students really enjoyed it. Here are some photographs of the work.  

St. Aloysius School, Cork 2018

St. Aloysius School, Cork 2018

St. Aloysius School, Cork for their Creative Engagement Project 2018 have been working with Cork Artist Luke Sisk who has been working with the TY students making decorative wall tiles as part of a long term rejuvenation project for an outdoor area of their school....

Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon 2018

Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon 2018

Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Ennistymon, Co. Clare have been working on some beautiful scarves for their Creative Engagement Project 2018. [gallery...

Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore 2018

Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore 2018

Mercy Secondary School Inchicore have been working hard on their Creative Engagement Project 2018. The weather has pushed out the finish date but they are nearly there.

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2017

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2017

5th Year students of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, worked with artist Maeve Gallagher on a contemporary ceramics sculpture for their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The project is based on birds as a symbol of the students coming together in school, flying in a flock...

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Welcome Back, CE Exhibition and Application Form for 2016-17

Welcome back to the school year. Everyone is invited to visit the Creative Engagement exhibition in IMMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, October 11 2016. Please put it into your diary and advise your Principal and Deputy Principal of the exhibition as it is on a...

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Have a great holiday.

Many thanks to everyone for participating in Creative Engagement 2015-16. The booking forms for the annual Creative Engagement exhibition, in IMMA October 11, is on the website menu under Forms. Application Forms for Creative Engagement 2016-17 are also on the site...

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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.