Here are some ways to hire me! If you have an idea for a partnership that's beyond the scope of the options below, but you think might be a fit, feel free to reach out.
Artist Career Consultations
Through Springboard for the Arts, I meet with artists to talk about a variety of career topics: from gaining press attention, to navigating accommodations for self and others as an artist with a disability, to grant writing. For more information, see my full artist career consultant bio, and view the FAQ. Minnesota artists are typically able to access at least one consult free. If you'd prefer to schedule a consult by phone, please call Zaraawar Mistry (or "Z"). He can be reached at 651-789-2282.
“I can help artists dream big and then attend to the details (event planning, proposal and application writing, marketing and promotion, creating partnerships) that make such dreams feasible. As an artist with disabilities whose work and arts organizing often centers people with disabilities I’m equipped to help other artists navigate access and accommodation needs in addition to career planning.” - Alison Bergblom Johnson
Teaching Artist Residencies
COMPAS has been putting creativity into the hands of Minnesotans for almost 50 years. They're not just a non-profit arts organization; they're a non-profit education organization that teaches through art. Through COMPAS, professional Teaching Artists work alongside students, teachers, older adults, hospital patients, teens, and just about any other community member to spark their imaginations and infuse their lives with creativity.
To learn more, or to book a teaching artist residency please see my COMPAS Profile and booking link
Other Classes and Workshops
Work of Art
I'm certified to facilitate the Work of Art, Springboard for the Arts business skills for artists curriculum. Check out Work of Art classes facilitated by me and the rest of the facilitation team.
Negotiation for Artists, Creatives, and Freelancers
I'm developing a class offerings focused on developing negotiation skills for artists and other creative frelancers and contractors. Stay tuned for details.
I've spoken to non-profit employees on ableism and to a wide range of audiences on communicating one's own mental health experiences. Presenting these topics in ways that empower, acknowledge pain, and create space for [positive] futures is really important to me. I am available to speak to employee resource groups, to people experiencing the mental health system, to healthcare workers and to policymakers and others interested in these topics. Please reach out via email with details if you're interested in booking.
For writers interested in editorial assistance with personal essays I'm offering consults. See more details at my booking link. Please note you'll need to share your manuscript at least two weeks before our scheduled phone conference.
I'm available for sensitivity reads, particularly for mental health concerns, migraine and invisible disability. Please reach out for rates and turn around time.
I'm available to help you build a research plan for a writing project, to review an existing research plan, and to do direct research related to Minnesota based state institutions, such as patients who may have spent time in St. Peter State Hospital or Rochester State Hospital. All research services begin with a brief paid consult booking where we would review your current plan, and I'd gather information to develop any recommendations, which I would present in the next few days after our meeting. Book a Research Consult Here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the answers on my frequently asked questions page are relevant to services.