Habitat for Florida Bats

  • Commissioning Entity

    Platform Art, Inc.

  • Application Open Date

    07/18/2022

  • Application Deadline Date

    10/15/2022

  • Minimum Budget

    $50000

  • Maximum Budget

    $40000

  • Location of Commission

    Lakeland, Florida, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in state of installation

  • Contact Name

    Cynthia Haffey

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (863) 838-2262

  • Commission Document

    Document not uploaded

  • Brief Description

    Artists' Commission fee includes design, fabrication and shipping. The sculptural serves as a functioning bat habitat installed at a popular environmental public park in Florida. Planning begins fall 2022, design begins by January; and installation by December 2023. Supporting partners include artists, architects, biologists, environmentalists, subject specialists, educational partners, and parks. The sculpture will be a permanent environmental public artwork serving as a functioning bat habitat, an educational tool, a destination for nature enthusiasts, and as a catalyst for cultural tourism and economic development, as a catalyst to educate the public and provoke critical thought about regional ecosystem. High school students engaged in evolution of a public art project. Complimentary public programming planned.