Sheetal Prajapati performing an interactive artwork, Closer, 2016. Photo: Beatriz Meseguer.
Any potential project or advising service begins with a free consulation call to determine your goals and needs. I am both a generalist and expert in the arts and culture sector with a special focus on public engagement and organizational transition or change. Lohar Projects’ practice is as much experience-based as it is research-based - I aim to find the right solutions (and people) for your specific needs. You can find a list of my services below.
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Organizational Growth & Vision Planning
I offer small and mid-sized cultural organizations strategic consulting services during growth or transition periods including expansion, reorganization or other institutional changes. I work with leadership and staff to facilitate and develop a sustainable path forward that can include board and staff development, strategic planning or change work.
Transition and Interim Leadership
I offer small and mid-sized cultural organizations stategic advising and interim leadership services during transition periods including leadership change, significant growth, or other kinds of organizational shifts.
Big Thinking and Visioning: Facilitation and Planning
I offer online and onsite meeting facilitation services for think tanks, planning sessions, and any type of goal-oriented gatherings. From board members and artists to your audience, I can work with you to develop and lead facilitated gatherings for making change, new programs, strategic planning, or visioning.
One-on-One Advising and Mentoring
I provide one-on-one consulting services for emerging and mid-career artists and art professionals for career and creative development. These services can also include portfolio/resume/content & application review as part of our work together.
Professional Development: Seminars and Advising
I offer small group seminars for artists and young professionals in the field. These seminars were developed by Lohar Projects and presented for artists at programs including Creative Capital, Kresge Art in Detroit, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and other artist-centered intiatives. I also work with organizations to develop new seminars and programs that speak to the specific needs of their constituents.
Seminar offerings have included:
Mapping Your Practice
This 90 to 120-minute workshop guides artist through defining goal for their work through taking a holistic approaching to planning, situating their artistic careers as part of their larger work to sustain a life practice. The workshop focuses on three main areas: Reflection, Goal Setting, and Planning. Each part of the workshop will help artists map a path towards their own goals.
Building Agency for BIPOC Practitioners in the Field
This 90-minute session is aimed at helping artists and art workers who identify as BIPOC to build tools for moving through their work in sustainable and healthy ways.
Some Budget Basics: Valuation and Project Budgeting
This 60-minute session provides artists and art workers who are largely employeed as contractors and free lance workers with a rubric to determine their rates for pay for their projects and work. You’ll learn some basics about putting together a project budget - for your next project or program.
Writing For Opportunity: Resumes and CVs
This 60 to 90-minute seminar provides arts professionals and artists with an overview of how to construct and improve their professional resume or CV.
Writing your Artist Statement/Teaching Statement
This 90-minute semiar provides artists with strcuture for composing or improving on their current artist or teaching statements.
Seminars are recommended for groups no larger than 10. Sessions include reflection, writing and group exercises.