The Rising Tide Series consists of two tracks of activities: Cultural Conversations and Cultural Summits. In 2016, we hosted 22 events throughout the course of the year as part of this project. Those activities provided our partners with access to information about best practices, available opportunities, and resources, which would otherwise have had to be found on their own. Our partners have been able to secure creative and economic opportunities for southeastern CT, which they would otherwise be unable to achieve alone. The impact of the Rising Tide Series is that our partners are more able to effectively leverage resources and capitalize on opportunities for economic growth so that our region becomes knowns as a hub of artistic and cultural excellence and innovation.