Alison Bergblom Johnson, Artist
A photograph of Alison Bergblom Johnson, a white woman with short, asymmetrical blonde hair wearing a shiny, pink shirt in front of a light tan background.

Frequently Asked Questions


I don't want to miss anything you're up to, how do I keep up to date?

You could sign up for my email newsletter, check back to my Now Page, which I update every month or three, or check out my social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Classes and Workshops

I want to hire you to run a workshop, how do I do that?

This process is very dependant on what you're hoping to book. The below bullets cover most situations, if you're thinking of something that doesn't fit those situations feel free to reach out.

  • If you'd like me to facilitate part or all of the Springboard for the Arts Work of Art business skills for artists curriculum, please connect with Zaraawar Mistry at Springboard for the Arts, particularly if you represent a Minnesota-based organization.
  • If you're looking for a teaching artist residency focused in lit, storytelling or collage, especially if you represent a Minnesota-based K-12 school or community care non-profit please reach out to me directly.
  • If you would like me to present and facilitate engagement around disability awareness, ableism, or other related topics please send me an email with some details. I do both in-person (with pre-cautions) and Zoom-based facilitation.

Reaching Out

I have burning questions about how to make a life in the arts. Will you answer them?

Yes. If you're looking for artist career advice, that's a great time to set up a consult with me through Springboard for the Arts. That way I can give full attention to you. Consults are free or low-cost for Minnesotans. I have particular expertise around artists with disabilities, around press and public relations, and writing grants and proposals. I'm happy to review any short drafts or press releases as part of a consult. If you want to set up a consult this consult request form is the best place to start.

Art Projects

The below are some of the questions I get most frequently about my art practice.


I know you mostly as a writer, and my friend knows you mostly as a performer, how long have you been making collage?

I've been playing with collage for a very long time, and had always been a bit shy about sharing it as part of my professional practice, especially because sometimes there is stigma around interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work. I love making collage and it's important to me to share it, especially because many of the same obsessions come through, but in different ways.

Where can I find your collage?

Check out my Instagram, My zines are available for sale at Fresh Eye Gallery in Minneapolis. Also check out my shop to purchase zines or prints to be shipped.