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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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

North Monastery Secondary School CBS, Cork 2020

North Monastery Secondary School CBS, Cork 2020

The North Monastery Secondary School, Cork have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 well underway.  The class have now finished the spray painting panels based on the theme of UN Rights of the Child. These will be shown in The Glucksman Gallery in Cork from March...

Coláiste Éamann Rís, Cork 2020

Coláiste Éamann Rís, Cork 2020

Coláiste Éamann Rís, in Cork had their Creative Engagement Project 2020 well underway before the lockdown. Here are some photos of their screen printing with textile artist Anne Kiely. There is also a short video of a walk they took around the local area to gain...

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training 2020

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training 2020

Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training, in association with the NAPD Creative Engagement Programme, were delighted to engage with Artist: Karen Hickey through Portrait painting. Part one of the Creative Engagement 2020 project encompassed the theme of...

Cork Educate Together Secondary School 2020

Cork Educate Together Secondary School 2020

Cork Educate Together Secondary School connected back to nature with their 2020 Creative Engagement Project. Photos of the finished pieces were taken in the garden of Griffith College. Ms. O'Sullivan was the only one who could attend under the current circumstances....

Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick 2020

Ardscoil Mhuire, Limerick 2020

The Creative Engagement Project 2020 for Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally concentrated on Feminist songwriting with songwriter and academic Roisín Ní Galloghlaih. Ardscoil Mhuire, an all girls secondary school shares feminist values and holds a large Womens Day Celebration...

St. Brigids Presentation Secondary School, Killarney 2020

St. Brigids Presentation Secondary School, Killarney 2020

This Creative Engagement 2020 project centers on the theme of identity and what we chose to share and hide about our true self with a group of Transition Year students from St Brigid’s Secondary School.  The students explored themes such as Identity, Transformation,...

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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.