The Matheson Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Festival of Curiosity, an annual three-day science event that launched in July 2013. The Festival builds on the success of Dublin City of Science 2012 in promoting Ireland's scientific achievements and encouraging people of all ages to follow their scientific curiosity, through a combination of events, conferences and lectures. With over 40,000 attendees each year across 14 venues in Dublin City Centre, The Festival is Ireland’s annual celebration at the intersection of art, science, technology and design and has quickly grown to being one of the most exciting and innovative festivals of it’s kind in Europe.
Playful days & Curious Nights at The Festival of Curiosity 2016.
From the free day time family programme to lively and curated curious nights, expect a programme full of surprise and delight as you experience the city come alive in an energetic fusion of science, arts, culture & curious technology at The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin from 21 - 24 July 2016. Download a copy of the Event Programme to find out more.
The Festival of Curiosity also hosts innovative workshops through an “artist in residency” programme where science teachers, scientists and members of the public join forces to create a curious Dublin by collaborating on new ways of engaging people with science.
The Festival showcases a new model of corporate philanthropy in Ireland – organisations from different sectors coming together to achieve a combined goal. The Matheson Foundation is represented on the Board of Directors of the Festival of Curiosity.
Click the relevant year in the timeline above to see an overview of Matheson's involvement in previous events.
Watch the video of the first event of The Festival of Curiosity 2014