The Clarence, Keep Connected community engagement initiative, launched last week by Clarence City Council Mayor Doug Chipman, focuses on delivering meaningful programs to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clarence City Council developed the initiative with an aim to more effectively connect with and listen to what the community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, find out what is working well in the community, and to help deliver a response that is tailored and beneficial to the Clarence community.

In addition to an online community survey, Clarence City Council has launched several other project initiatives with an aim to help keep the community connected.

The Open Art Exhibition is available now to view online displaying works from 160 artists, while the TWO SIDES project features a selection of stories from local artists, writers and musicians about staying connected during the pandemic.

In addition, the ever-popular Clarence School Holiday Programs will continue to keep families engaged throughout the school holiday break with a range of age-appropriate online activities and competitions.

The newly launched Caring Kids Art Competition is now open for children with a theme of Caring Kids – what are you doing to take care of yourself, your family or your neighbourhood? While Stop Motion @ Home is an online animation workshop for 8-12-year-olds.

In addition to online services, Clarence, Keep Connected is continuing to develop Clarence City Council’s existing volunteer program to ensure that those in need have appropriate supports including shopping, transport, social support and phone support.

If you are interested in volunteering within the Clarence community please contact Rhianna Airey at

Information on and access to the open Art Exhibition, TWO SIDES project and all School Holiday Programs can be found online at

Clarence City Council is using a range of methods to connect with the community, however, due to social distancing requirements is strongly urging the Clarence community to register on Your Say Clarence, at and fill out our online survey. Alternatively, community members can email or phone 03 6127 9740 to provide suggestions and ideas.