Art and culture projects
Kustendorf Classic Music Festival
The Kustendorf Classic Music Festival Festival of Russian Music, founded and managed by a world-famous film director Emir Kusturica, is held every year in Serbia. This festival was launched in 2013, and has been held in cooperation with Gazprom Neft since its inception. The central idea behind the festival is to support talented young musicians, and strengthen cultural ties between Russia and Serbia. The festival includes a contest for young musicians, masterclasses and performances by world-renowned classical music stars, such as conductor Valery Gergiev, and pianist Denis Matsuev. In 2019, the world-famous violinist, Yuri Bashmet, was guest of honour of the festival, and 25 young Russian musicians took part in the competition.
The Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival
Gazprom Neft supports the Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival, which is the biggest street art event in the country. At this event, artists make art objects from ordinary urban buildings. Throughout the festival, artists have created new places of interest from over 500 ordinary buildings. The year 2019 marked the tenth anniversary of the Stenographia street art festival. In 2019, artists drew 35 pieces of graffiti in Gazprom Neft “home towns”: Yekaterinburg, Khanty-Mansiysk, Omsk, Tomsk, Kargasok, Parabel, Noyabrsk, Muravlenko, Orenburg, and towns beyond the Arctic Circle: Novy Port, Mys Kamenny, and Tazovsky. The famous calligrapher Pokras Lampas joined the festival, and exhibited his large-scale work «Metasuprematic Cross» covering the area of 6,686 square metres. The multimedia exhibition «STENOGRAFFIA X» was held in the «Lumiere Hall» Creative Space in St Petersburg.
Spirit of Fire international festival
The company has been a supporter of the Spirit of Fire international festival in Khanty-Mansiysk for 13 years. During that time, the Spirit of Fire festival has become a symbol of the region. Sneak previews, retrospectives, concerts, meetings with actors and directors, and masterclasses are all part of the festival. This is the only festival of film debuts in the country. The celebrated film director, Sergey Solovyov, is the originator of Spirit of Fire festival, and its president.
In 2019, a number of celebrities were guests of honour at the festival: Yulia Peresild, Elizaveta Arzamasova, Alisa Grebenshikova, and Dmitry Khrustalyov among others, along with participants of the «Voice. Children» project: Kirill Skripnik, Arina Danilova, and Yaroslava Degtyaryova. Events forming part of the “Home Towns” Programme were successfully integrated in the festival programme. As part of Spirit of Fire festival, the play «Stikhovarenye» featuring Yulia Peresild was performed to great acclaim. A concert entitled «Music of the World Cinema» was held: it included soundtracks of famous films performed by the Yugra Concert Orchestra. The «Chitalkin» literary concert for children was performed: children from Tomsk, Orenburg, Muravlenko, Noyabrsk, and Khanty-Mansiysk took part in it. It was broadcast over the Internet and received over a million views. There was also a joint volunteer campaign by Gazpromneft-Khantos and the Khanty-Mansiysk Puppet Theatre.
Since 2017 Gazprom Neft supports the Spirit of Fire international festival
Where Art Is Born festival
The all-Russian Where Art Is Born festival is held by the Yuri Rozum International Charitable Foundation, established by the famous pianist and the People's Artist of Russia, Yuri Rozum. An individual programme is prepared for each region. The “Home Towns” Programme has supported the festival since 2017.
In 2019, the festival was held in Muravlenko, Noyabrsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, and, for the first time, in Omsk. 165 people attended Masterclasses in the regions in which the company operates, and almost 800 people visited concerts in the four cities.