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.

This facility is closed.

To maintain the health and safety of City of Austin Employees, and the public, this City of Austin facility is closed.

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. 

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. 

COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Racism Digital Town Hall

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The City of Austin Equity Office and Austin Asian Community Health Initiative, Inc. hosted a digital town hall on COVID-19, Anti-Asian Racism, and the importance of solidarity and community. Speakers included several community leaders and Mayor Steve Adler. Please click here to view the video. 

Call for Artists

Community Exhibit Program Call For Artists

Proposals are now being accepted for the AARC Community Exhibit Program for calendar year 2021. The AARC invites individual artists working in all media as well as curator, galleries, and community organizations to submit an application. Visit and click on “Asian American Resource Center Call for Artists 2020” to apply. Deadline is June 2020, 2020

Senior Programs

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The Asian American Resource Center (AARC) senior program is designed to address the intergenerational wellness and education needs of Austin residents age 60 and up, with focus on the Asian American community. Click here to view the latest Senior Programming Calendar.