ABOUT


Lohar Projects is  Brooklyn-based arts and culture advising agency founded in 2019 by Sheetal Prajapati.

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 serve on Faculty in the Masters of Fine Arts program at School of Visual Arts and am a founding board member of Art + Feminism. This year, I am also thrilled to have signed with Serendipty Literary Agency in New York and am working on two exciting book projects.

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 the full scope of my experience at sheetalprajapati.com.




 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 
Art + Feminism
Elsewhere Museum
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
Northwestern University 
Pioneer Works
Pocoapoco Mexico
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
School of Visual Arts
Strange Foundation
Wassaic Project

GRANT & ARTIST SELECTION PANELS
A Blade of Grass
American Alliance of Museums
Asian American Arts Alliance
Apex Art 
Brown Institute of Journalism, Columbia University 
Creative Capital 
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
Open Engagement
The Shed
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage