sara kärpänen

Hello there,

My name is Sara Kärpänen (she/her). I am a Finnish-born London-based writer, communications expert, multidisciplinary artist (MA) and the founder of Women of the Wick consultancy and community championing inclusivity in the creative industry.

I believe in the power of storytelling and using it as an interactive and intuitive tool to explore and challenge the ways in which we connect with each other. Together with the people and organisations I work and partner with, I create strategies, facilitate conversations and co-create spaces where the individual experiences, voices and stories can be shared, seen and heard.

My layered approach to arts and communications encompasses writing, research, public speaking and strategy building with the primary focus on inclusivity and equality. With over 10 years of experience in communications and the creative sector, I've had the privilige to collaborate with great humans, publications, non-profits, cultural organisations in the UK, US and Europe.

My non-fictional and creative writing is published regularly in international publications and it has received several grants from Finland and the UK, such as Koneen Säätiö, Foundation for Future London, and Taike.

As an multidisciplinary artist, I've exhibited internationally in the UK, Finland, Mexico, US and Portugal, and joined international artist residencies and summer schools in Vienna, Amsterdam, Porto, and LA. I hold a previous Master of Arts Degree from Aalto University, and I am currently finalising a postgraduate programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

If you are interested in collaborating together, booking me as a writer or speaker, or just say hi, please get in touch here. I would love to hear from you.

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