Performing Arts Legacy Project

An online platform to document and represent the careers of older performing arts professionals

Session 3

Session 3: Mapping the Legacy Introduction & Clearing Rights

Before Coming to Session 3:

  • Watch Intro to Mapping the Legacy (Video)
  • Start collecting your productions/projects/activities into one central location. This can be a stack of papers/resumes or typing it all out on a spreadsheet, for example.


The Mapping the Legacy Grid is the spine of the PAL website. It anchors the site to a career timeline and career events whereby Professionals can choose how to represent their legacies, under their control. Securing appropriate permissions to upload images, audios, videos and memorabilia acknowledges the important work of rights holders, often other artists.

Click the headings below for more on the topic. To access videos, Contributor Manual sections, and more, please click on the purple links found within the sections below.

Session Breakdown

Estimated Session Time: 2 hours

3-4:15p EST – Mapping the Legacy

4:30-5p EST – Clearing Rights

Prep Work
  • Professionals create schedule and game plan for Oral Histories and Curated Life Reviews.
  • Read and Explore: Preparing to Work with The Grid and Getting Organized
  • In a Word, Pages, or Google Doc document, write a blog about a seminal experience in your career, which you will read to the group. There is no minimum or maximum length.
    • You may want to write this by hand first. If you do, please take the time to type it into a Word, Pages, Google Doc document afterwards and save it so we can easily use it in the next session

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