Asian American Resource Center Building

The mission of the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is to provide spaces, services, resources, and programs through an Asian American Pacific Islander perspective. The vision is to empower Austin's diverse communities through cultural understanding and life-enhancing opportunities.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the AARC will be closed to the public beginning on Friday, July 3. Read more here.

AARC Annual Report: October 2019 - September 2020

The AARC Annual Report highlights the center's past fiscal year's events, exhibits, programs, and the communities served. Translated text for the AARC Annual Report are available in Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Burmese. After reviewing the annual report, please take a couple of minutes to take our AARC Program Planning Survey for FY22. The AARC will take these responses into consideration while planning programs and events for this fiscal year. The deadline to submit your response is Jan. 04, 2021.


Digital Programs

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In light of the recent Stay Home-Work Safe Order requiring residents to stay home as much as possible, the AARC is offering free digital programs for the public! From lessons and interactive arts and crafts to artist talks and virtual galleries, the AARC offers engaging programming every week beginning in early April.

Tones: Sounds of Asian America - Emily No Good and Flobama - Dec. 10, 7pm

Bringing live music into the comfort of your home, tones is a new monthly music series featuring local Asian American artists from across generations and genres. Tune in on the second Thursday of every month for intimate live performances that provide a platform for artists to showcase their contributions to the sounds of Asian America. Performances will be live streamed on the Asian American Resource Center’s Facebook and City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department YouTube accounts. Click here for more information and to learn more about the upcoming artists. 

Artist Access Program 2022

The Artist Access Program provides free or low-cost rehearsal and production spaces to both emerging and established performance artists from the Austin area. The City of Austin is now accepting applicants for the Artist Access Program 2022 Season!

Click here to learn more or email for more information. 

Share Our Story: Call for Submissions

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The AARC is calling for submissions for “Share Our Story,” an online series where seniors/older adults share favorite family memories. Staying connected with our families is so important during this "Stay Home, Work Safe" Order that we would love to share stories, recipes, and memories that inspire us during this time. Every other week, the AARC will pose a topic and ask seniors/older adults to submit a photo with a short caption or a short story. Click here to learn more.

Senior Programs

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The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) senior programming is suspended until further notice. Check digital programing page for virtual activities and events for seniors.