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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Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2024

Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2024

Malahide Portmarnock ETSS students worked with artist Claire Henderson to create Monoprints for their Creative Engagement Project 2024. They drypoint engraved onto Tetra Paks to create their plates. Not only did they create beautiful art but they also found another...

Colaiste Muire Ballymote, Co Sligo 2024

Colaiste Muire Ballymote, Co Sligo 2024

Colaiste Muire Ballymote students created puppets with Artist Carmel Balfe for their Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Oonagh Mc Grath Artist: Carmel Balfe

Good Counsel College, New Ross, Co. Wexford 2024

Good Counsel College, New Ross, Co. Wexford 2024

The students of the Good Counsel College in New Ross really enjoyed their time working on their Creative Engagement animation Project. Working with set designer and artist Brian Norris was a great experience. Teacher: Emma Ryan Artist: Brian...

Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford 2024

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

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, 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

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...

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2023

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown, Co. Cork 2023

Presentation Secondary Mitchelstown have completed their Creative Engagement Mural Project 2023 This project was facilitated by the artist Gareth Joyce and completed by 10 TY students. The students brainstormed some initial ideas for the mural and came up with the...

St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

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...

Recent News and Updates

Welcome back & Exhibition

Welcome back to schools and to arts in education. The first physical Annual Creative Engagement Exhibition will be held in the National Indoor Sports Arena November 29 2023. The Exhibition will be opened by author and film script writer Roddy Doyle. Further details...

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Thank you

Thank you everyone who was involved in Creative Engagement 2022-23. We intend to hold an Exhibition of the 2022-23 work on November 29 in the National Indoor Sports Arena, Dublin. Applications for Creative Engagement 2023-24 will be accepted up to October 16 2023....

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Arts in Education Portal Day

The National Arts in Education Portal Day takes place on November 5 in TUD. There is a wonderful array of arts, speakers, workshops to be seen on the day. Creative Engagement have been big supporters of the Arts in Education Portal and NAPD are on the editorial...

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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.