Located at the Château Eugène Peugeot in Montbéliard, the CICV boasts post-production audio and digital editing units, a graphic palette, a Betacam SP editing table and a specialised library-film archive. Before accepting a project, the centre negotiates the working conditions individually with each creator according to his or her specific needs: administrative time, technical infrastructure, etc. In return, the residents participate in educational activities organised by the CICV, contribute to the Documentation Centre and in some cases share production rights.
During the first term of 1993, the centre welcomed residents like Irit Batsry (Ramat Gan, 1957), Robert Cahen (Valence, 1945) and Sandra Kogut (Rio de Janeiro, 1965). The CICV does not restrict its field of inquiry to creative visits, however; its range of activities also includes publishing the journal Chimaera and the production of the television programme Eugène, broadcast weekly on cable television since 1992 with a view to “experimenting with new possible ways to make local television a true instrument for social communication”. The productions that come from this nucleus of audiovisual creativity are the best indicator of its dynamic, enriching character, an example of how creators and researchers in this field can best be assisted.