Culture Connect is the only art, architecture and design tour specialist offering both public and private tours in Southern Africa.
Inspired by South Africa’s vast beauty, creativity, cultural diversity and intellect, Kate Crane Briggs started Culture Connect SA in 2012.
We are based in Rosebank in Cape Town but also curate art experiences in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Passionate about art from an early age, Kate studied Art History in the UK first at school (Sherborne) and then the University of East Anglia (BA Hons). She did a post grad in marketing at Westminster University while working for Conran Design Group.
For 20 years Kate worked in the London art world in fundraising and management. Prior to consulting (clients included St Martin-in-the-Fields, South Bank Centre and Barbican, she was the Executive Director of the Royal Drawing School, Whitechapel Gallery’s Head of Development, National Portrait Gallery’s Fundraising Manager and Natural History Museum’s Corporate Development Head.
Kate relocated to Cape Town in 2010 with her South African husband Guy Briggs of dhk Architects and their two children Anna and Oliver.
Kate is an accredited tourist guide for Cape Town and its metropole, registration number: WC8893.
About Culture Connect
Started in 2012, Culture Connect has featured in local and international media, including Telegraph, People’s Post, Getaway, in-flight magazines, Cape Times and City Views. Kate has been interviewed on SAfm, Cape Talk, Fine Music Radio and Bush Radio. Culture Connect events have been part of Open Design Afrika, Art Week (Cape Town)’s programmes.
South registered registered company: 018/267774/07
B-BBEE Level 4
Interns and volunteers welcome
Culture Connect has part-time interns who help with research, logistics and marketing. Volunteers come to events so build their network and experience. Please get in touch if you are interested. Click to email.
Sponsors and partners
Culture Connect welcomes opportunities to develop mutually beneficial relationships. Typically this is for marketing and developing tours but we are open to ideas. Click to email.
Fundraising and philanthropy
Kate was one of the founder committee members of Women in Philanthropy South Africa (WiPSA) and an associate of Global Philanthropic.
Culture Connect supports not for profit organisations active in the arts: Masicorp, SAEP (South African Education & Environment Project), and Zip Zap Circus. All work in areas of high poverty in the Western Cape.
We are very grateful to people who pay for others, typically from townships, to join our tours. We also hugely appreciate the on-going support of: