About Us

Beeta Universal Arts Foundation (BUAF) founded by award winning actress and producer, Bikiya Graham-Douglas is a foremost Nigerian organization focused on creating opportunities and innovative solutions for development in performing arts through production, competitions, education and outreach.

BUAF’s focus is to continuously project theatre as a viable and contemporary art form, expressing the skills of talented performing artists by integrating popular culture in a way that would appeal to mass audiences of all age groups. For us, sustainability is important which has created opportunities for thousands of individuals in the arts.

BUAF has produced over forty plays, organized symposiums and workshops with art development in focus. BUAF was an affiliate of FELA on Broadway when it toured to Lagos, was commissioned by the UNESCO Port Harcourt World Book Capital to produce a play on the history of the book, was engaged by the Nigerian Diplomatic Community in Ireland to produce a play at the African Week in Dublin and has produced plays at the Cape Town Fringe Festival and Lagos Theatre Festival and Lagos Fringe. BUAF is also creator on the Beeta Playwright Competition (BPC) which has created platforms for Playwrights from all over Nigeria and the diaspora to showcase new writing in the literary genre of drama in Nigerian literature.

Mission

To create innovative solutions to propel growth in performing arts in Africa.

Vision

To be a hub of artistry and creative development.

Our Goals

  • To elevate theatre to the public and preserve the expression of our culture and history through the arts.
  • Using drama as a means of creating awareness and sensitising people on socio-cultural issues,
  • Organise Theatre competitions
  • Organising quarterly “Season of Plays”
  • Collaborating with interested NGOs, corporate bodies and government to promote this culture.
  • Organise training programmes to equip individuals with skills to create job opportunities in the Arts.