We participate in a variety of projects that support the arts and celebrate cultural history and diversity.
Since 1999, we have worked with the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo to present an annual music award, which allows students to further their professional development and specialization. In Bartlesville, Okla., we support OK MOZART, a music festival showcasing world-renowned musicians.
In support of Alaska’s traditional whaling culture, we provided funding for the International Whaling Conference and the Kivgiq festival, a traditional Inupiat celebration held by the outlying villages of the North Slope to celebrate a successful whaling season. Other cultural projects that we support include housing for native elders, funding for the sinew sewers who repair skin whaling boats, dancing and drumming performances and the traditional Kivgiq and Nalukataq gatherings.
The Hands of our Ancestors Exhibition aims to promote and preserve Timor-Leste’s cultural heritage and its artists. The exhibition was organized by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in collaboration with the National Directorate of Culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. ConocoPhillips supported the exhibition through the production of a 160-page trilingual hardcover book that features articles, full-color photographs and descriptions of the works. These works include ancestral figurines, body adornment, hand-woven textiles, earthenware ceramics, ceremonial house doors and woven fiber baskets made from the 18th century through current times. The historic and cultural links between Australia and Timor-Leste are centuries old, predating European arrival, and continue today through various interactions and commitments. ConocoPhillips’ involvement extends the company’s commercial link between the two countries into the cultural arena.
We also support many museums, foundations and exhibits worldwide, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow; the Museum of Natural Science and the Children’s Museum of Houston; the Farmington Museum in New Mexico; and the National Oil Museum in Stavanger, Norway.