“Any Given Child-Springfield” Short Film Highlights Arts in Springfield

On September 13, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the Springfield Regional Arts Council and Springfield Public Schools hosted the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as they launched the implementation phase of the Any Given Child program. The event also included the premiere of “Any Given Child-Springfield,” a short film by local filmmakers Bryan Manning and Clay Mason, which highlights the active local arts scene and explains the Kennedy Center program.

Springfield is just the second (and one of seven overall) cities to be selected as part of the Any Given Child initiative, which focuses on creating, establishing and sustaining parts programming in communities and schools, with a focus on youth. Other cities in the program include Sacramento, Calif., Portland, Ore., Sarasota, Fla., Tulsa, Okla., Las Vegas and most recently, Austin, Texas. Read our original event-recap post here.

Below is the full version of “Any Given Child-Springfield,” which shines a wonderful light on local arts organizations. Please take the time to watch it and share it with friends.

Any Given Child (2011) from Bryan Manning on Vimeo.