Lohar Projects is arts and culture advising agency founded in 2019 by Sheetal Prajapati. Lohar Projects offers advising and consulting services for artists, arts professionals, creative public projects, and cultural organizations to grow, change and most importantly, thrive in community.
Sheetal Prajapati, Principal & Founder
I am an arts professional with over 20 years of experience in the creative and cultural sectors. Before launching Lohar Projects in 2019, I worked within arts and cultural organizations of all sizes for 16 years, supporting creativity and expression as an arts administrator, educator, program curator, advisor, and engagement expert.
Now, I work with arts and cultural organizations to lead vision and strategy planning, develop public engagement initiatives, and support growth or change. I also spend time with creative people at all stages in their careers as a mentor, advisor, and professor. Currently, I am serving as the Executive Director of Common Field alongside my consulting work. I am based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and work with artists and clients across the country and beyond.
Trained as an arts administrator and practicing as an educator and artist, I bring both a creative and strategic approach to advising with a focus on fostering a collaborative process with clients.
Advising specialities include arts education (all ages), public engagement, artist initiatives, audience development, staff development and structuring, strategic partnerships, organizational visioning and meeting faciliation.
For emerging and mid-career artists and arts professionals who are seeking to further develop their practice or plan ahead, I provide a range of one-on-one services to support growth and provide individuals with tools to continue their work beyond our time together. From shaping your resume, artist statement or website to setting goals and benchmarks for success, we’ll work together to support your ambitions.
I regularly give talks and workshops and work across the field in a range of capacities. You can learn more about my experience and my work as an artist at sheetalprajapati.com.
2021. Photograph by Luvia Lazo
Haystack Mountain School of Craft
IDEA New Rochelle
Joan Mitchell Center
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Montclair State University
Moore College of Art and Design
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Modern Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
NEW INC, New Museum
GRANT & ARTIST SELECTION PANELS
A Blade of Grass
American Alliance of Museums
Asian American Arts Alliance
Brown Institute of Journalism, Columbia University
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Headlands Center for Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Joan Mitchell Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
Make the Road New York
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage