Lohar Projects is an arts and culture advising LLC founded in 2019 by Sheetal Prajapati.
Principal & Founder
I am an arts professional with over 15 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’ve also spent time with people at all stages in their careers as a mentor, advisor, and teacher. Currently, I serve on Faculty in the Masters of Fine Arts program at School of Visual Arts and am a founding board member of Art + Feminism, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to the expansion of more diverse authors and content on Wikipedia.
Over the years, I have been honored to support new initiatives and individual artists through invitations to sit on selection and advisory committees and as a grant nominator for foundations across the country. As an artist, I have been in residence (and in dialog) with other artists from around the world as well. This combination of experiences has brought a rich and creative network of art workers and artists into my community.
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 individual professional development.
I regularly give talks and workshops and work across the field in a range of capacities. You can learn more about the full scope of my experience at sheetalprajapati.com.
School of Visual Arts
Art + Feminism
Joan Mitchell Center
The Museum of Modern Art
IDEA New Rochelle
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Haystack Mountain School of Craft
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (almuna)
Northwestern University (almuna)
Montclair State University
Moore College of Art and Design
GRANT, ARTIST, & PROGRAM SELECTION PANELS
The Joyce Foundation
Make the Road New York
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Asian American Arts Alliance
American Alliance of Museums
Headlands Center for Arts
A Blade of Grass
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Brown Institute of Journalism, Columbia University
Institute of Museum and Library Services The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage