This opportunity is made possible through a strategic partnership between South Carolina Arts Commission and Kadenze, Inc. (‘Kadenze’) and leading US and global universities and arts institutions.

The first 100 artists, teaching artists and arts administrators in South Carolina can register to be granted open and unrestricted access to the course catalogue.

Accessibility and affordability are critical when it comes to professional learning opportunities. Through the SCAC’s partnership with Kadenze, artists across the Palmetto State will be able to benefit from a wide variety of innovative and creative online courses at no cost. We are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity for artists to enhance their craft and in order to share their gifts with their fellow South Carolinians.

David T. Platts

Executive Director SCAC

The mission of the South Carolina Arts Commission is to promote equitable access to the arts and support the cultivation of creativity in South Carolina. We envision a South Carolina where the arts are valued and all people benefit from a variety of creative experiences.

How does this opportunity work?

Choose from courses relevant to 
South Carolina’s artists


I wish to be provided with free access to Premium Membership of the platform for a period of 3 months for the purposes of professional development.

I undertake to make use of this opportunity provided to me by the South Carolina Arts Commission by engaging with the online courses made available to me from September 13 to December 18, 2021.

 I confirm that I am engaged in the arts, cultural and creative education sectors, that I am over the age of 18 years, and I live in South Carolina, USA.


This opportunity has been jointly developed by the online learning platform and the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC). Kadenze, Inc. partners with leading universities and institutions across the globe to provide world-class online education in the fields of art and creative technology.

Some of the best online courses in creative arts disciplines from leading universities are now available free of charge for artists living in South Carolina. This opportunity is made available through the SCAC, which seeks to provide opportunities for artists to participate in a learning continuum ranging from pre-professional to advanced career training.

Kadenze has made this ambitious plan possible by opening up a selection of courses as an Open Educational Resource (OER). This involves opening access to the digital learning resources produced with a consortium of university partners and making these available for South Carolinian creatives - artists, art and design teachers, students and administrators.  

Register by 20 September 2021 to become a Premium Member of the Kadenze platform from 22 September to 22 December 2021. Premium membership opens up this opportunity, and more.

Kadenze will grant you free Premium Membership for the duration of an agreed 3-month period so you can access the course catalogue.

Extend your arts skills and knowledge by studying from more than 35 courses during the 3-month period from 22 September to 22 December 2021.


South Carolina Artists Access 3000+Hours of Online Creative Courses from World's Best Universities FREE for first 100 users via Partnership with


Thoughtfully curated courses from Kadenze give you access to flexible online learning specifically in the arts, design, music and creative technologies.

  • Courses are offered fully online, so you can engage with them in your own time and from anywhere making it easy for artists in rural communities of South Carolina to join with counterparts from cities to share ideas and creative work.

  • Connect with other like-minded artists keen to extend their skills and knowledge in the arts and creative education through the discussion forums and galleries on the Kadenze platform.

Do you find it difficult to access professional arts learning?

Are you a beginning, emerging or mature artist or teaching artist?

Kadenze opens up high quality online courses appropriate for artists at every stage of their careers. Kadenze has partnered with some of the world’s leading universities and arts colleges to offer courses in the arts.

  • Gain access to over 3,000 hours of the finest creative arts, design, music, and creative technologies content from top schools.

  • Study in-depth with creative practitioners and professors from California Institute of the Arts, Stanford University, Princeton University, California College of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Simon Fraser University, Goldsmiths College London, Paris College of Arts, National University of Singapore and more.

Are you looking for personal and professional development to propel your arts career forward?

You can gain affordable professional development through this joint funding initiative from your South Carolina Arts Commission and Kadenze. As a result, you can access a selection of Kadenze courses FREE for a period of three months.

  • Selectively draw on and apply materials from these courses to enrich your personal learning and enhance your arts teaching in the community and schools.

  • Acquire certification for courses completed.


To Register


The Kadenze Academy aims to provide a platform for educators to engage in creative education using digital and online technologies. Our purpose is to offer professional learning opportunities, teaching resources and support to educators across the globe.

We have always believed that online learning could meet the challenges of content quality, accessibility and affordability for the professional learning of artists. We have created Kannu, our LMS, and the site to set the stage. This promise is now a reality, thanks to our partnership with the SC Arts Commission.

Ashok Ahuja

CEO Kadenze, Inc.


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Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies 

Gender, Race and Technology

Introducing Entrepreneurship for Musicians

Careers in Media Technology

Web Development and Design
using Wordpress

Introduction to Programming for the Visual Arts with p5.js

Fashion Style Icons and 
Design History

Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists

Programming Max: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts