Global Development Opportunities for Leaders Working in Arts, Screen, and Creative Sectors

Jack Nissan

Jack Nissan

Jack Nissan is the founder and Creative Director of the Tinderbox Project, a youth arts charity in Edinburgh. The organisation aims to increase access and inclusivity in youth arts, improve employment prospects for young people in the arts and involve young people in high-quality and culturally significant arts productions.  Jack also acts as the musical director for the Tinderbox Orchestra, an alternative youth orchestra that sits at the heart of the organisation. His work is driven by a desire for young people to feel comfortable and supported to be creative, to experiment with ideas and explore what they have to say with music and the arts.

Other projects that Jack is currently involved with include an online platform for creative collaboration and an immersive arts installation about cognitive ageing for a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. He is on the steering committee for Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Arts Collective and is a key contact for one of Edinburgh’s peer-to-peer networks for Artworks Scotland, which aims to improve opportunities for artists working in participatory settings.

Outside of the arts, Jack also has a background in psychology, with particular interests in neuropsychology, memory and ageing. He works part-time as a researcher for the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, which is a multidisciplinary centre exploring how ageing affects cognition.

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