COMMOTION is organised in partnership with the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts (NCMA), Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), and COMMOTION Organisers Emily Sanson and Scott Burnett.
COMMOTION is modelled on YAMI
, an event that runs bi-annually in Wanaka. Scott and Emily, took their teenagers to YAMI and returned inspired to offer a similar event in Nelson. With consent and encouragement from the YAMI organisers, Scott and Emily volunteer their time to organise COMMOTION.
Scott and Emily work closely with the staff of event partners NCMA and NMIT to offer this event. NCMA provide operational and administrative support.
COMMOTION kicks off on International Youth Day
- a global opportunity to draw attention to youth issues.