Research Center for Arts & Culture
The Actors Fund

Performing Arts Legacy Project

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

Contributor Manual: Table of Contents

Welcome to the Performing Arts Legacy Project! We’re excited to help you on your journey to documenting your legacy. Below is a Table of Contents for the Contributor Manual, a guide that offers tutorials on how to conceptually and technically build your site.

Click the heading below for instructions on how to use the Contributor Manual and Table of Contents.

How to Use the Contributor Manual and Table of Contents

We recommend building your site in the order that appears in the Table of Contents and within each section.

  1. To access a section, click on the red subheading (i.e. “Getting Started:” “Before Building Your Site,” etc.).
  2. In each section, you’ll see multiple topics. Click on the topic you’d like to explore.

To Go Back to the Section: click the red text (circled below):

To Go Back to this Page: click the red text (circled below):


1. Getting Started

  • Before Building Your Site: orienting yourself to the site and establishing common resources and vocabulary.
  • The About Page: building your About Page, the page that welcomes your audience to your site.

2. Your Career Grid

3. Enhancing Your Career Grid 

  • Highlights: selecting seminal moments, experiences, and/or advice that supplement and stem from your Career Grid.
  • The Media Library and Photos: digitizing and uploading your photos to your site to visually represent and supplement your Highlights and Career Grid.

4. Audio and Video

5. Special Effects

6. Final Details

  • Rights & Credits: to insure the longevity of your site, make sure you have the permission to use the media you want to include.
  • Publishing Your Site: share your legacy with the world!

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