From the website:

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.

Their five year strategic plan started in 2005 has been bringing fresh new perspectives in the arts and strengthening the support of government funding for the arts.  The MCC is doing great things for the state of Masachusetts, accelerating the development of culture and the arts.