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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Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Teacher Grace Boon, ceramic artist Pat Rafferty and the students of Margaret Aylward Community College prepare to fire......look out for future shots....

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

Teachers Yvonne Claffey, Sharon Mc Connell and the students of St. Brendan's Community School Birr, produce  Creative Engagement costume designs inspired by the Heritage Town of Birr.

St Joseph’s Lucan 2015

St Joseph’s Lucan 2015

Art teacher Niamh Garvey and students of St Joseph' s Lucan initiate their Sonic Boom project.  More to follow.

Recent News and Updates

Collins Barracks Exhibition October 5.

The Annual Creative Engagement exhibition will take place in the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts, Collins Barracks, Dublin, October 5 2013 ,between 11 and 5pm. It is a one day exhibition this year to facilitate schools who have long distances to travel....

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Arts in Education Charter

Arts in Education Charter

We are delighted to have seen the launch of the Arts in Education Charter by the Departments of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and Department of Education and Skills on January 4.  The Creative Engagement projects are a manifestation of the the arts- in- education in...

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Unveiling of the Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne project

Unveiling of the Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne project

Unveiling of the Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne project - April 2013 Pictured from left to right:  Mr. Machachamise First Secretary to the Ambassador of Lesotho to Ireland. Maree Hensey, Artist. Mr Gerry Gervin Irish Ambassador to Lesotho, Brenda Friel, Art...

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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.