Tinderbox aims to ignite a spark in young people – one which fills them with confidence, imagination and sense of possibility, and which enables people to achieve things they never thought possible. Our work helps break down barriers between people & communities, providing exciting opportunities to those who need them most, and supporting young people to build their confidence, skills, self-esteem, and professional experience.
Founded in 2010 as an alternative youth orchestra in Edinburgh, Tinderbox has grown to become a leading arts and youth organisation. We now work with hundreds of young people each year and have produced a number of award winning productions, working with local communities in Edinburgh & Scotland through to international collaborators in China and Bosnia. Tinderbox has opened up new territory and ideas, bringing together people of different ages, genres and disciplines, and inspiring a creative community unlike any other.
“You don’t need to be involved or even musical to experience and understand its creativity, it just blows everything you think about orchestras & young people to bits.”
Jack, 16 years old