12-16 March 2022


Trinity College Dublin and Online



Creative Brain Week, a Global Brain Health Institute initiative, kicks off online and in person at Trinity College Dublin from 12 – 16 March 2022. A pioneering event illustrating innovation at the intersection of arts and brain science, Creative Brain Week explores and celebrates how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, technology, entrepreneurship, wellbeing and physical, mental and brain health throughout our lives.

This inaugural event features exhibitions and talks by world-leading neuroscientists, educationalists, health policy makers, artists and innovators. All sessions are free of charge but tickets must be booked in advance, for both online and on campus events, to guarantee your place.

Saturday, 12 March: Creative Brain 101
Leading figures from the arts, science, social development and business in Ireland outline the territory for Creative Brain Week. Speakers will explore why creativity is a key skill now and critical in the future, driving innovation and better ways of living.

Monday, March 14: Creativity with Neuroscience
Monday’s topics are framed around “Creativity with Neuroscience.” How is creative knowledge made? Where does biology become imagination? How does creativity nurture early years development and support late life flourishing?

Tuesday, March 15: The Creative Brain on Arts, Health & Wellness
Inspirational leaders and extraordinary practitioners explore where healthcare becomes art form while artists and neuroscientists present on amazing new work developed in collaboration. Sessions include Creating Health and Care (global perspective), Creating Health and Care (Irish context) and Neuroscience meets Creativity In Action.

Contributors include Christopher Bailey, WHO Arts and Health Lead; Daisy Fancourt, Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care, UCL; Brian Lawlor, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at TCD and Deputy Executive Director of GBHI; Rose Ann Kenny, Director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) at St James’s Hospital; theatre maker Anna Newell; dance artist Ailish Claffey; the Forget-Me-Nots Choir; amongst many others.

From March 12-16: Creative Programme
Music, performance, visual art exhibitions, interventions and installations demonstrate the creative brain in action. The creative exhibition will explore themes such as late life flourishing, early years development, arts for health, aging, landscape, culture and more.

Ticket Information
Creative Brain Week events are available both in person and online. Tickets are free, but in-person tickets are limited so book in advance to secure your place. Every day has a different theme so please book a ticket for each day you wish to attend. Your tickets give you access to all seminars on that day. The exhibition is open to all.

Programme information and bookings:


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