2007: Gattieres

Aspects of French Local, Regional and National Cultural Policy and Visual Arts

July 3-8

A view from the Rosary Chapel in Vence, France on the 2007 Summer School to Gattieres.

A view from the Rosary Chapel in Vence, France on the 2007 Summer School to Gattieres

This summer school is designed to provide participants with a knowledge of international aspects of arts management. Located near Nice in the South of France, Gattières is a commune comprising 4,000 inhabitants, 800 of whom live in the old village. The church of Saint Blaise protects the village and this saint is celebrated annually by a festival held on February 4. There is an opera festival, and the recently opened ECAM contemporary Art Space 'Le Jardin' was inaugurated by Michelangelo Pistoletto in 2004. The village is located near thriving artistic centres such as St Paul de Vence, Nice and the Fondation Maeght. This area is close to important international summer arts exhibition and festival sites such as the Avignon Theatre Festival, Aix en Provence Opera Festival, the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel Germany.


  • Site visit: Georges Rasse’s family-owned winery in Saint Jeannet;
  • Guest lecturer: Dr. Patrick Griolet. 
  • Film: Homage to Chagall on Chagall’s life and work
  • Site Visit: Chagall National Museum in Nice
  • Site Visit and discussion: Musee d’art moderne et d ’art contemporain (Gilbert Perlein)
  • Site visit and discussion: Sosno
  • Film: A Model for Matisse: The Story of the Vence Chapel
  • Site visit and discussion: Malongo Coffee manufacturers 
  • Site visit: Matisse’s Rosary Chapel 
  • Site visit: The Fondation Maeght
  • Walking tour of St Paul de Vence
  • Art and Marketing: Aesthetics Performance and Uncertainty: Celebrating the French Revolution: 1789-1889-1989 ( Professor Romain Laufer Chair of Marketing HEC, Parison)
  •  Film: Jean Cocteau 
  • Site visit and discussion: Fondation Hartung-Bergman in Antibes (Director and artist François Hers)
  • Film: First of the Trilogy Marius, Fanny, Cesar 
  • Panel Discussion: A Debate between the Past and the Future (Dr. Carl Wahren, Dominique Landucci (Artist), Raphael (Malongo), the Mayor of du Broc, M. Emile Tornatore, and Moϊse Duhamelle (Member of the Nice National Orchestra and Municipal Counsellor), Cristiana Bottigella (Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto Biella Italy))
  • Site Visit to artist Daniel Fillod’s studio and to the Salle Ecovie: Espace Convivial du Vivre Ensemble