Today, I am pleased to announce the first major support I have received for Filming Florida and hopefully this will lead to many more opportunities. I am honored to say that I have been accepted into the ArtsLINC program offered by the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture (LINC) (UPDATE: LINC is now officially the Florida Wildlife Corridor and this is reflected on the support page). This means that LINC will act as a Fiscal Agent for Filming Florida. This essentially means that LINC will extend their 501c3 non profit status to cover Filming Florida. This will benefit the project immensely, opening the door to many fundraising opportunities. I would like to take a moment to thank photographer Carlton Ward Jr., who founded LINC, for his vision and dedication to conservation through photography and art. Additionally, executive directory Mallory Dimmitt has been great in her support for this project through the ArtsLINC application process.
I first learned about LINC a few years ago when Carlton, Mallory, Joe Guthrie, Elam Stotlzfus, and others started the Florida Wildlife Corridor project a few years ago. The incredible conservation work that they have done through that project as well as the multitude of other projects uniting a large group of talented photographers and other artists across the state is inspiring. I am both honored and humbled that Filming Florida will be affiliated with this organization.