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.