Creative Brain Week 2023 – online and in person events which explored and celebrated how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, technology, entrepreneurship, wellbeing and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle. This annual pioneering event illustrates innovation at the intersection of arts and brain science, including creative approaches to health.

In person events took place once again in the Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin, and were fully ticketed.


March 6th

Prologue to Creative Brain Week 2023

Leading figures from arts, science, social development and digital fields outlined the territory of Creative Brain Week alongside exhibition opening

March 7th

Theme of Day: Conflict

The lasting impact of conflict and the self in conflict.

March 8th

Theme of Day: Imagination

Imagination as bridge between Conflict to Joy. How do people know we can do better? Where does that capacity reside?

March 9th

Theme of the Day: Joy

The complexity of Joy. The simplicity of Joy. Is Joy where creativity and neuroscience align? How is this affecting people's lives? Where might the pursuit of Joy lead?

Monday – Saturday
March 6th – 11th

Creative Programme

Music, performance, visual art exhibitions, interventions and installations demonstrate the creative brain in action.

A heady mix of World-Leading Neuroscientists, Educationalists,

Health Policy Makers, Artists and Innovators

exploring the brain and creativity.


Creative Brain Week is

a Global Brain Health Institute innovation

at Trinity College Dublin,

presented in association with 

the Jameel Arts & Health Lab,

in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) 

and with support from Creative Ireland

and the Atlantic Institute.