Creative Bursary

Griffith College & IAPI Creative Bursary

Could your school win a share of €10,000?

Griffith College has partnered with the Institute of Advertising Practitioners Ireland (IAPI) to encourage secondary school students to participate in their Creative Bursary.


The Creative Bursary has been running since 2019 and aims to inspire young people to consider careers in the creative commercial sector. Griffith College provides the total bursary funding of €10,000 towards improving the winning schools' art departments, investing in equipment and projects to develop their students' creative skills and IAPI member agencies provide the students with an experiential opportunity, opening up the creative commercial sector to them as a possible career prospect in the future.

“The Creative Bursary has become a key project for IAPI. This initiative allows us to reach out to talented secondary students from all over the country and ensure they are aware of the possibilities open to them within the creative communications sector”.

CEO of IAPI, Charley Stoney


Winners of the 2021/22 Creative bursary included:

  • Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8
  • Old Bawn Community Schools, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Limerick Educate Together Secondary School, Limerick
  • Meánscoil San Nioclas, Dungarvan, Waterford
  • Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork

"The most enjoyable part of the project for me as a teacher was seeing students discover skills they never realised they had. Some had never studied art as a subject and were surprised that they both enjoyed it and are good at it. I also realised how clued-in they are when it comes to social media and I certainly learned a lot from them".

- Art Teacher at Presentation Secondary School, Barry Kennedy

Winners of the 2020/21 Creative bursary included:

  • Assumption Secondary School   
  • St. Michaels Holy Faith, Finglas