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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Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Co na Gaillimhe 2020

Colaiste Bhaile Chlair, Co na Gaillimhe 2020

Coláiste Bhaile Chlair are delighted to present to you their stunning wire sculpture 'Roots' created with the talented artist Glenn Gibson and their 5th year Art students. They were delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit their sculpture as part of the Art In...

Davis College, Mallow 2020

Davis College, Mallow 2020

Davis College in Mallow, Co. Cork have completed their Creative Engagement projects 2020 The title of their piece is Creative Artists, Scientists, Engineers and Programmers at Davis College. Students worked with muralist artist Garreth Joyce developing design ideas on...

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2020

Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Cork 2020

Christ King Girls' Secondary School, Cork have their Creative Engagement Project 2020 on portraits well underway. They hope to finish it as soon as schools are allowed to recommence. Art Teacher: Vikki...

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...

Recent News and Updates

Congratulations Catherine Martin TD and Norma Foley TD

Congratulations to  Norma Foley TD  in her new role as Minister of Education and Skills and to Catherine Martin TD in her  new role as Minister for Media Tourism  Arts Culture Sports and the Gaeltacht. Catherine is a past participant of the Creative Engagement...

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Project completion date November 16.

Hoping everyone has survived the lockdown. Due to the new  school timetable for reopening, the finishing date for Creative Engagement 2019-20 is now extended  to November 16. However it is in everyones best interests to complete projects as soon as possible. If anyone...

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Easter and last term.

I trust everyone had a relaxed Easter and now we look forward. If schools are back before summer we will try to finish as many of the Creative Engagement projects as possible and pay the artists. If not and with everyone's support we will finish them in autumn. We...

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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.