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The Boise City Department of Arts & History invites individuals and organizations to submit proposals for programs to be hosted at the Erma Hayman House.

Program proposals must align with the Erma Hayman House’s Mission Statement in that they will be inclusive, on-site public programs or experiences that seek to directly support, serve, and amplify Boise’s diverse community. 

Programs will be selected by a rotating committee composed of members of the community, Arts & History Staff, the Arts & History Commission, and the Erma Hayman House Task Force. Selections will be based on the following criteria: quality of the application, community benefit, and management.

Events hosted at the Erma Hayman House must be open and accessible to the general public. Requests to host any private or members-only events, such as but not limited to, birthday parties, weddings, fundraisers, or corporate trainings will not be accepted or considered.

For any questions regarding the application or selection process, please email us at

Calls for Program Proposals open on a quarterly basis.

  • Program Proposals January - March 2024 (now closed).
  • Programs April - June 2024 opening December 1, 2023.
  • Programs July - September 2024 opening March 1, 2024.
  • Programs October - December 2024 opening June 1, 2024.

Erma Hayman House Interior. Image courtesy of Gabe Border.


The Erma Hayman House is approximately 900 square feet and can accommodate approximately 20 people seated lecture-style, 15 people seated dinner-style, or 10 people seated at small tables. 

Indoor amenities include:

  • A full catering kitchen (100 square feet)
  • Two accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms
  • 10 folding tables
  • 20 folding chairs
  • Table linens
  • Dinnerware and servingware
  • Ceiling-mounted projector with Bluetooth connectivity 
  • WiFi

Erma Hayman House Exterior With Yard and Stage. Image courtesy of Gabe Border.


The outdoor space at the Erma Hayman House can accommodate up to 100 guests comfortably and is flexible in use.

Outdoor amenities include: 

  • Permanent stage with shade sails
  • Permanent benches
  • 10 outdoor tables
  • 20 outdoor chairs
  • 4 shade tents (10' x 10')
  • Electrical capabilities for audio-video needs
  • WiFi

Erma Hayman House Open Event. Photograph by Visionkit Studios


Examples of public programs or experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Performances
  • Events
  • Roundtable discussions

Explore past programs and events here.