OPEN DOORS –Open Call for an exhibition at the Piran Coastal Galleries in 2023

The deadline for the submission of proposals is Sunday, 7.05.2023.

The OPEN DOORS (ODPRTA VRATA) is a public call for artists, curators and/or art collectives, designed to stimulate open up public museum programming in a constructive and democratic way. The purpose of the call is to promote new artistic productions and alternative contemporary projects in the field of visual art within the Primorska region (Slovenia), enabling their presentation in the public art institution of the Piran Coastal Galleries (PCG).

A solo exhibition will be organised for the selected artists, curators and/or art collectives as part of the public gallery and museum program for 2023. With the support of the museum’s curatorial department, the selected candidate/s or group/s will be provided with a professional platform for establishing new contacts with experts and contributing to the organisation of accompanying activities for the general public.



  • Funding up to €1,500.00 for the production of the selected exhibition proposal at the Herman Pečarič Gallery, Piran or at the Monfort Gallery Portorož (Municipality of Piran)
  • Funds in the amount of up to €1.500.00 for the production of the chosen exhibition proposal at the Loža Gallery or at the Meduza Gallery (Municipality of Koper).
  • Promotion of the event via OGP/PCG online channels.
  • Organisation of the accompanying programme to the exhibition (workshops, meetings, lectures, etc).


Required documents:

  • Motivational letter (maximum 1 page);
  • Project proposal: conceptual design up to 2 pages, including sketches, visual material, and project breakdown budget (maximum 10 pages in PDF format)
  • CV (Europass – up to 6 pages) or a curriculum vitae (up to 2 pages);
  • Portfolio including selected exhibition or artistic projects from the last three years, a minimum of 1 project per year (PDF document with descriptions, years, and a short description of the content of the exhibited project is required);
  • Portfolio of selected artworks (a minimum of 10 artworks, realised in the past 3 years).


Selection Criteria:

  • Formal criteria compliance with the application instructions, adherence to deadlines and feasibility of the proposed project; financial feasibility within the funds available).
  • Content criteria, profile and expertise (quality, originality of the proposal; relevance of the project for the selected gallery space; establishment of new professional circuits; recognition, expertise, experience and potential of the candidate/applicant or art collective).


Applications received will be examined by the PCG Expert Committee, will be evaluated in accordance with the objectives set in the open call, as well as with the applicable regulations in the field of culture and arts in the Republic of Slovenia. The public institution PCG will determine the exhibition venue and the exact date for the presentation based on the chosen project.


The deadline for applying to the OPEN DOORS public call is Sunday, 7.05. 2023. The selected candidate or art collective will be informed of the selection in 21 working days after the deadline expires, and all others in 30 working days after the closing date. The decision of the expert committee is final.

The documents are accepted exclusively in digital form at the e-mail address (contact: Gabriela Kukovič, Secretary Office). Applicants who have submitted the required documentation in full will be admitted to the competition.