ABDC Video of the Month


October 15, 2017: Teacher Applications due

Dec 15: 2017:  Ticket Sales open

Dec 15: 2017:  Performer Applications open

Dec 15: 2017: Volunteer Applications open

Mar 1, 2018: Gala Performer Applications due

April 1, 2018: Travel Grant due.

May 15, 2018: Program ads due.

May 15, 2018: Volunteer Applications due.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are sold out: Vendor Application.

June 1, 2018 or until spaces are filled: ABDC Showcase Application.

June 1, 2018: On-line stage form and music due.

June 20, 2018: On-line registration for workshops ends. Tickets available at the ABDC Front desk for open workshops and galas during convention hours.

Corporate Partnerships

Sa'diyya & Company by Vance Strickland

The ABDC supports sponsors’ goals and objectives. With a range of levels available, there are options for every business and every budget. In-kind donations and partnership levels can be tailored to specific needs, budgets, and time frames.

Benefits can include brand alignment, business development opportunities with our participants, and experiences for clients and employees.

Marketing opportunities include:

  • Logo placement on the ABDC's print materials (posters, postcards, print ads), newsletters, social media, and website
  • Advertisement in the free event program
  • On-site company banner
  • Vendor space

Staff rewards include:

  • VIP tickets to Gala shows
  • Entry to workshops and lectures
  • Swag bags

Contact admin@theabdc.com to discussion options.

Partnership Levels*


Jade: $500 Pearl: $1000 Gold: $2500 Opal: $5000
VIP gala seats and photo opt with featured artists 2 tickets 4 tickets 6 tickets 8 tickets
The ABDC swag bag: t-shirt, bag, notebook (with pen), and water bottle 1 bag 2 bags 2 bags 3 bags
Attend 2 (two) workshops with our featured instructors on Saturday and Sunday morning   x x  
Attend 1 (one) ABDC weekend workshop package       x
Recognition of the company or individual on website from start of contracted time until 6/26/17        
Logo and link to website on website from start of contracted time until 6/26/17 x x x x
Logo on newsletter, facebook banner, and application forms from start of contracted time until 6/26/17 x x x x
Logo on posters and postcards from start of contracted time until 6/26/17 x x x x
Banner near the performance - workshop space with company logo for entire weekend (banners to be supplied by Sponsor)   x x x
Ad in the free ABDC Event program   1/4 page 1/2 page full page
Vending table in lobby 6'*6' space, restrictions apply       1 spot

*Monetary or in-kind donations.

Ways to Give

Please fill out the on-line ABDC Donation form. If you have questions, please contact us at admin@theabdc.com.


On-line donations should be made through Texas Folklife's eTapestry.* Please change the frequency of the donation "one time" and write "the ABDC and the specific sponsorship level" in the comments section so your generous donation heads to the right place. You will receive a "thank you" email from them on our behalf as well as one from us.

*eTapestry charges One-Blended Rate for credit cards 2.598% + $0.26 per transaction (USD) and $0.75 per Transaction (USD) for ACH/Direct Debit: $0.75 per Transaction (USD). 


Please note that checks must be made payable to Texas Folklife with "the ABDC and the specific sponsorship level" written on the memo line and sent to:
Texas Folklife
c/o The ABDC
1708 Houston St. 
Austin, TX 78756

Thank you for your generous support!