Creativity arises in the brain and is everyone’s biggest asset – from solving daily problems to improving our health and wellbeing – creating innovations that can shape the lives of millions.

Creative Brain Week was an exploration of how brain science and creativity collide to seed new ideas in social development, technology, entrepreneurship, culture, wellbeing, and physical, mental and brain health across the life cycle.

Creativity is everyone’s asset, a critical skill for the coming century, which can be nudged, nurtured and enhanced. We’re establishing an annual event to explore and promote the inter-disciplinary neuroscience of creativity and the brain and all its practical applications, while at the same time highlighting the importance of Ireland in this emergent field.

The inaugural event in 2022 featured exhibitions and talks by scientists, artists and innovators engages the public, taking place across the digital and physical Campus of Trinity College Dublin and out into the heart of the City.

It established an annual week of events, supported across Trinity College Dublin departments and institutes, which over the coming years will explore and promote the relationships between creativity, the brain and all areas of our lives.  It will continue to connect inspiring experience and knowledge from academic and public practice.

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 Healing Arts Initiative of WHO and

with support from Creative Ireland

and the Atlantic Institute.