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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Dunboyne College of Further Education, Co. Meath 2020

Dunboyne College of Further Education, Co. Meath 2020

Dunboyne College of Further Education, Co. Meath were undertaking a number of films for their Creative Engagement Project 2020. The students worked on a number of films this term. The photos are scenes taken from the student productions; 'Communication Is Key',...

Patrician Secondary School, Co. Kildare 2020

Patrician Secondary School, Co. Kildare 2020

Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge were moving along nicely to getting their large dragon for their Creative Engagement Project 2020 finished when the school closure for Covid 19 happened. They were working with artist Paul Woods. The first year group were really...

Bailieborough Community School, Co. Cavan 2020

Bailieborough Community School, Co. Cavan 2020

Bailieborough Community School in Cavan have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 well underway. A local artist Jackie O'Neill is working with the students on illustrating the local history and folklore related to the area of Bailieborough. Jackie demonstrated...

Kinsale Community School, Co. Cork 2020

Kinsale Community School, Co. Cork 2020

Kinsale Community School had great work done on their Creative Engagement Project 2020 before the schools closure. The project was based on designing and building a full size public seating installation for students in the school setting. The shape and design was...

Bremore Educate Together Secondary School, Co. Dublin 2020

Bremore Educate Together Secondary School, Co. Dublin 2020

Bremore Educate Together Secondary School thankfully got their Creative Engagement Project 2020 artist workshops completed before the school had to close because of Covid 19. Print artist Claire worked with their first year students to develop a series of intaglio...

Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2020

Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 2020

Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 underway. Students are working with glass artist Michelle O’Donnell to create a sculptural or suspended glass piece (the form will evolve through collaboration with the...

CBS Thurles

CBS Thurles

This Year under the Creative Engagement Programme 2020 the CBS Thurles turned to the Walls Project in Waterford. ...

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement 8th Annual Exhibition.

The Creative Engagement 8th Annual Exhibition will take place online March 4-6. The Minister of Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht Sport and Music , Catherine Martin TD, will formally open the exhibition.  Invitations to view the exhibition will be sent to schools,...

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Bliain Nua Fé Mhaise Daoibh

Bliain Nua Fé Mhaise Daoibh. Happy New Year. Thank you to everyone that Creative Engagement 2019-20  was completed in late November. Creative Engagement 2020-21 is now under way.  As we are experiencing lockdown currently we will once again be adding extra time to...

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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.