LIZZY KARP | VANCOUVER
Lizzy Karp is a believer in storytelling. Living and working in Vancouver since 2009, storytelling is a theme of her work, both professional and passionate. Quickly establishing herself in Vancouver, Lizzy is a proactive self-starter who has created a portfolio of clients and projects that are characterized by an innovative, accessible and playful spirit.
After working in a traditional advertising and digital agency setting, Lizzy established a freelance consulting business in 2012. As a Community Engagement and Digital Communications Strategist she applies principles of storytelling, creative partnerships and community engagement to traditional communication and marketing projects, thoughtfully utilizing content marketing, event production and media relations. Her past and current clients include Vancouver Costal Health , City Studio, Salt Spring Coffee, The Platform Gallery, Scout Magazine, Victory Gardens, Collage Collage, Young Agrarians and more.
She is currently celebrating the 5th anniversary as co-founder and director of Rain City Chronicles, Vancouver’s premiere live storytelling event.
Since 2009, Lizzy has produced and co-hosted the event, which has featured over 300 local storytellers, 35 musical acts and engaged thousands of people across Vancouver. Rain City Chronicles has partnered with CBC Radio, City of Vancouver, UBC, SFU Public Square, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Art Gallery, and has been covered in various media outlets, including the Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2013.
After learning about literacy challenges for local children in Vancouver, Lizzy co-founded A Good Book Drive in 2012. An annual book drive taking place during the month of November asks people to donate one new copy of their favourite children’s book. These books are donated to a different literacy organization each year, engaging local businesses, schools, families and more. Currently in its third year, A Good Book Drive has gathered over $22,000 of new books for children in need, and has expanded it’s program to Brooklyn, New York.
Most recently, Lizzy has launched an Here There, a multi-disciplinary experiential agency in partnership with Ken Tsui. With a focus on creating memorable experiences that inspire, encourage connection and activate unexpected spaces in the city Here There has partnered with Modo the Car Coop, Kinfolk Magazine, The Juice Truck and Bestie.