The Townsend Cultural Council is collecting opinions to help us set our funding priorities for the next few years. Please take a moment to complete this confidential survey. Due by June 11, 2017. The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. Funds are dispursed yearly to each town and allocated through the local cultural councils.