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.
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.
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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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.
For general enquiries please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 07846779408
Our office is based at:
North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Court
Edinburgh EH4 4DZ