How to reclaim your creativity at any age  | Damon McLeese | TEDxCU
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Creativity and artistry are two different things. We all know we are creative when we are young yet as we age, we forget or are told differently. In this talk Damon reminds us that the key to successful aging might just be in reawakening the creative genius that lies within us all and as we age reconnecting to our creative selves might be easier than we think. Working at the intersection of art, ability and disability Damon is a speaker, trainer, activist and community artist. Specializing in unlocking the creative power of people regardless of their background. Whether in a corporate setting or in the classroom, Damon's collaborative approach bridges the gap between creativity and community.

Damon has been the Executive Director of Access Gallery for 25 years and was the recipient of the 2019 Bonfils Stanton Arts and Society Award, the 2017 Governors Award for Leadership in the Arts, 2014 Mayor's Award for Innovation in the arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at