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 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 mosaics. Nathalie is the most wonderful...

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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Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon 2020

Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon 2020

The Convent of Mercy Secondary School in Roscommon have their Creative Engagement 2020 Project well underway. Transition Year students took part in the blacksmith workshop. The students aided by the very skilled blacksmith, Patrick Strahan, worked to forge pieces for...

Colaiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny 2020

Colaiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny 2020

Creative Engagement Project 2019-20 project from Colaiste Pobail Osraí - Ealaíon san aer úr. Teacher: Sheena McKeon Artist: Caroline Schofield

St. Michaels Secondary School, Finglas 2020

St. Michaels Secondary School, Finglas 2020

St. Michaels Secondary School, Finglas Transition Year students worked with artist Niamh Synnott on a Totem in their Art Garden.  The theme for this years Creative Engagement Project was "positive mental health". [gallery...

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2020

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2020

Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School collaborated with Artist Mona Atkinson for their Creative Engagement Project 2020. Mona led an online workshop with a class of 5th year students. The students explored the exciting alternative photography process of...

Loreto Community School, Milford, Co. Donegal 2020

Loreto Community School, Milford, Co. Donegal 2020

Loreto Community School in Milford, Co. Donegal have completed their Creative Engagement Project 2020. They were delighted to have a visit from Minister Joe Mc Hugh who was delighted to get a chance to work with them on the project....

Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Clonee, Dublin 15 2020

Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Clonee, Dublin 15 2020

Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Clonee had a different Creative Engagement experience this year due to Covid 19 but they still get to enjoy the great mural Garreth created for them. Artist: Garrett Joyce Teacher: Paul Hickey

Recent News and Updates

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. Creative Engagement 2021-22 is underway with over 100 second level schools involved. Meanwhile an exhibition of Creative Engagement 2020-21 is scheduled for March 3-5 2022 as an online event. Further information about booking to exhibit the arts work...

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Nollaig Shona Daoibh

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh. Have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for everything and enjoy the holidays.

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Apologies, CE delays

Apologies to all but due to illness to the Arts Officer there are delays in getting information about Creative Engagement 2021-22 to applicants.  We hope that this will improve over the next couple of weeks.

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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.