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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St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath's College in Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project for 2023. One project was a clay tile project and the second was a felting project. They were visited by Mary Hanley on behalf of Creative Engagement in early May. Artist: Karena Ryan...

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St Aidans Community School Tallaght worked on a mosaic mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. This was a collaborative project between St. Ediths, and some of their Junior Cycle students. Artist: Dave West Teacher: Michelle...

Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College Transition Year students enjoyed Plein Air Painting workshops in the beautiful Drumboe Woods, Stranorlar to create their Creative Engagement Projects 2023. [gallery size="medium"...

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2023

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2023

Hansfield ETSS senior students worked with artist Henry McGrane on their Creative Engagement Project 2023. He demonstrated painting a portrait from start to finish in his distinctive style as he spoke to students about his career and areas of work. They then...

Galway Educate Together Secondary School 2023

Galway Educate Together Secondary School 2023

Galway Educate Together Secondary School Transition Year students completed a sculpture workshop as their Creative Engagement Project 2023. They worked with artist Glenn Gibson on the Legacy Project. Glenn introduced the students to his creative practice of sculpture,...

Finn Valley College, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College, Co. Donegal 2023

Finn Valley College Transition Year students enjoyed Plein Air Painting workshops in the beautiful Drumboe Woods, Stranorlar to create their Creative Engagement Projects 2023. Teacher: Ms. Maryann Molloy Artist: Morgan Ferriter

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2023

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2023

Christ King Girls' Secondary School, Cork Transition year group worked with artist Kevin O'Brien on a street art inspired spray paint mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Teacher: Aislinn Spillane Artist: Kevin O'Brien

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2023

Balla Secondary School, Co. Mayo 2023

Students from Balla Secondary School worked with ceramic for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. Teacher: Louise Conroy Artist: Andrew Ilsley

Recent News and Updates

Welcome back

Welcome back to everyone. I trust the summer has been restful and everyone is ready for another school year. As you plan your programmes please note the closing date for Creative Engagement 2022-23  applications is October 14. We are considering our first physical...

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Autumn Creative Engagement application deadline

I trust everyone is enjoying the summer. The deadline for the 2022-23 Creative Engagement application is October 14 2022. The application form is on the website under FORMS. Any problems please contact Dermot Carney dermotcarneynapd.ie  

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Good luck in the last term.

Good luck to all students artists and teachers in the last term. The deadline for Creative Engagement project completion is May 16. Evaluation Forms to be returned by schools are on the website under Forms.    

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creative engagemet

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.