About Tinderbox

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.

We run a range of contemporary youth orchestras, arts productions, workshops & apprenticeship schemes, bringing together young people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

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Founded in 2010 as a small community youth orchestra with a difference, Tinderbox has grown to become a ground-breaking youth arts organisation, charity and social enterprise. 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, Chile, Croatia and Bosnia.

Tinderbox has opened up new territory and ideas, bringing together people of different ages, genres and disciplines, and inspiring a dynamic and creative community unlike any other.

Our vision is a cultural landscape filled with creativity, where different experiences, perspectives, communities and ideas combine. An environment in which young people have a place and a voice, and where their views, experiences and ideas are listened to and valued by society.


Funders & Sponsors
We are extremely grateful to our funders and sponsors, who help make the work we do possible. Click below to see a list of our funders and sponsors.
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Charity Board of Trustees
Tinderbox is a registered Scottish Charity SC042825 with an experienced board of trustees, with representation from schools, higher education, community-based education, professional music and arts, the City of Edinburgh council, social enterprise, finance, media and promotion. Click below to see the list of board members.
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We are lucky to work with an amazing group of people, from musicians and artists to teachers and youth workers, and inspiring organisations in many different areas. Click below to see a list of all the collaborators who we work with .


Contact Us
For general enquiries please contact:
admin@tinderboxproject.co.uk, tel. 07846779408

Our office is based at:
North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Court
Edinburgh EH4 4DZ

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