Colette Fu (LTA '13) was featured in Creative Exchange, a new national online platform for storytelling and resource-sharing around artists, creativity & community. In the article Colette speaks about her experience applying for the Leeway Transformation Award.
When applications opened for the 2013 Leeway Transformation Award, a grant for Philadelphia artists who create social change, a friend urged her to apply.
"She said, 'Why don't you apply? Your project is about social change.' I said, 'What do you mean?' I never thought of it that way. So I went to support sessions for the grant and sometimes would end up in tears, like, whoa, there's something deep there that's making me cry. Getting support from something like that helped me take myself seriously."
Colette also mentions her work with the Asian Arts Initiative's Social Practice Lab in partnership with the Sunday Rescue Breakfast Mission, a Christian-based homeless shelter in Philadelphia's Chinatown North.