Following a deep dive with Bronx Conservatory of Music to understand their values, aspirations, and needs, IOP is currently in full swing. While the students are off for the summer, IOP is working hard to develop their brand platform, visual identity, digital strategy and Information Architecture for their website.
We’re getting excited to share our progress with them soon!
We were delighted to attend Bronx Conservatory of Music’s end of year recital. The event was a culmination of the hard work put in by students and faculty alike throughout the academic year, expressed in a joyful, musical celebration! It was a great chance to see the organization in action and the performance at the Gould Memorial Library Auditorium at Bronx Community College really brought the Conservatory to life as we get underway with our work.
We are thrilled to announce that The Bronx Conservatory of Music is our 2019 recipient! The Conservatory brings the gift of music to New York’s Bronx community by providing the highest quality instruction to children and adults at the lowest possible cost, in their own neighborhood. In doing so, this organization makes conservatory training accessible to all, helps develop audiences for fine music, and also contributes to the music culture in the borough.
Arts funding is always under threat, and in helping this small music school we are doing our part to support the arts ecosystem in New York by promoting cultural equity in the Bronx and helping to bring music — and all the benefits that a music education brings — to an underserved community.
We are very excited to get this new partnership underway! 🎶🎉
Today our three independent Judges gathered for a 3 hour, deep dive — examining our 6 fantastic semi-finalists from every angle in an invigorating discussion!
All three of our experts brought insight and thought-provoking perspectives to the table that contributed to an invaluable conversation.
At the end of the day, our Judges whittled it down to 2 outstanding candidates and generated a fan of final, investigatory questions for each organization. These questions and this deeper dialogue with each finalist will provide the last information needed for IOP to name our 2019 Brand New Brand! recipient!
Having received a record number of applicants for our biennial pro bono initiative, we were excited to review the list of inspiring entrants with our IOP experts and generous BNB! partners in the first round of selection.
With so many fantastic causes and organizations meeting the criteria for a successful partnership, it was a difficult process but we narrowed the list to 6 amazing and deserving semi-finalists.
Next week, our independent Judges will come in for the final selection round. We can’t wait for their input, discussion and expertise to help us designate our 2019 recipient!