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ABOUT


Lohar Projects is an independent arts and culture advising LLC founded in 2019. 

Sheetal Prajapati, Owner (About Me)  
I am an arts professional with over 15 years of experience within the creative and cultural sectors. I work with organizations of all sizes to realize their mission-driven work supporting creativity and expression as an arts administrator, educator, program curator, advisor, and engagement expert. I work with people at all stages in their careers as a mentor, advisor, teacher, collaborator and curator.

Over the years,I have also enjoyed supporting new initiatives and individual artistic projects through invitations to sit on selection committees and panels 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 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. My specialities include arts education (all ages), public engagement, social practice, artist initiatives, audience development, partnerships, organizational administration/planning and individual professional development.

I received my MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA at Northwestern Univeristy. You can learn more about the full scope of my experience across the field at sheetalprajapati.com

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
School of Visual Arts
Art + Feminism Wikipedia
The Museum of Modern Art
Pioneer Works
IDEA New Rochelle
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Wassaic Project
Haystack Mountain School of Craft 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (almunae)
Northwestern University (almunae)

GRANT AND ARTIST SELECTION PANELS

The Joyce Foundation
Joan Mitchell Foundation
Creative Capital
Asian American Arts Alliance
American Alliance of Museums
Open Engagement
Apex Art
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