Founded in 1993, Le 19, Crac is devoted to the promotion, production, and mediation of contemporary art. The art centre belongs to a dense network of cultural structures in Eastern France, from Dijon to Strasbourg up to the Swiss and German borders.
Le 19, Crac is located in the town center, inside a 550 square-meter warehouse that served as the first headquarters of the Peugeot automobile company, which left a lasting influence on the town’s recent history and social fabric. The building industrial aesthetics represents a strong and attractive symbol profoundly linked with the local history. Within this singular site welcoming four exhibitions per year, Le 19, Crac proposes an artistic program seeking to mirror the issues of contemporary art, to develop territorial residencies, and place the audiences at the core of the project.
Le 19, Crac is supported by the DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, the City of Montbéliard and the Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération. Depending on the exhibition and residency projects, the art centre establishes local, national as well as international partnerships.
Since 2018, it has got the French national label CACIN (Contemporary art centre of national interest).
Director: Adeline Lépine-Delaborde