Lohar Projects is arts and culture advising agency founded in 2019 by Sheetal Prajapati.
Principal & Founder
I am an arts professional with over 18 years of experience in the creative and cultural sectors. I have worked within and with arts and cultural organizations of all sizes, supporting creativity and expression as an arts administrator, educator, program curator, advisor, and engagement expert. I spend time with creative people at all stages in their careers as a mentor, advisor, and teacher. Currently, I am serving as the Executive Director of Common Field as well working with artists through professional development seminars and one-on-one coaching. 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. Specialities include arts education (all ages), public engagement, social practice, artist initiatives, audience development, visitor services, staff development and structuring, strategic partnerships, organizational administration/planning and vision and planning meeting faciliation.
I regularly give talks and workshops and work across the field in a range of capacities. You can learn more about my experience and projects at sheetalprajapati.com.
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