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.

Individual Giving

Stacey Lizette & The Tekatek Dance Ensemble by Vance Strickland

We welcome you to join our family by investing in your future and ours. Partner with us in the creative and learning processes and keep workshops and performances affordable and accessible for participants. Receive recognition of your Tax Deductible gift while enjoying the ABDC.

Individual Giving Levels*

ALL Donators will receive recognition on ABDC website and Facebook for 2017 Convention.

Star: $10 Moon: $25 Sun: $50 Agate: $100
  • Recognition on website & Facebook for 2017 convention
  • Choice of 1 Swag Item*
  • 10% off  your workshops purchase
  • Choice of 1 Swag Bag** OR 2 Gala Show tickets
Amber: $150 Ruby: $250 Lapis: $500 Cinn: $1000
  • 1 ABDC Swag Bag**
  • 2 VIP Gala Show seats
  • 1 ABDC Swag Bag**
  • 2 VIP Gala Show seats
  • Photo opt with performers
  • 1 ABDC Swag Bag**
  • 2 VIP Gala Show seats
  • 2 free ABDC workshops
  • Photo opt with performer
  • 1 ABDC Swag Bag**
  • 2 VIP Gala Show seats
  • Free ABDC full weekend workshop package
  • Photo opt with performers

You may choose to make your gift 100% tax-deductible by declining benefits.

*Swag items include bag, notebook w/pen, and water bottle.
**Swag Bag includes all swag items plus t-shirt.

**Items available at pick up during the ABDC 2017.**

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!