Held annually since 1990, TED Talks have become a go-to source for those looking to learn and be inspired. Creative TED Talks have become a staple of the conferences, with world-renowned artists, photographers, authors, and creative thinkers sharing the secrets of their success.
By showcasing their ideas in 18 minutes of less, the most interesting TED Talks push these creatives to open up and let us into their processes. Who wouldn’t want to know what makes performance artist Marina Abramović tick or what motivates war photographer James Nachtwey to put his life on the line in the name of photojournalism?
With this in mind, we’ve curated our list of the 22 best TED Talks about art, inspiration, and creativity. Whether an artist yourself or simply interested in the creative world, you won’t want to miss these thought-provoking talks.