Lincoln Center Advises China PAC

Officials with NYC’s Lincoln Center have signed a memorandum of understanding to advise officials in China on building a performing arts center in Tianjin, the country’s fifth-largest city.

The three-year agreement for an undisclosed dollar amount would be a first for Lincoln Center and would supplement the facility’s ticket sales and donations, officials told the New York Times.

“Since Lincoln Center is the world’s largest performing arts center, this is a natural role for us to assume,” Katherine Farley, Lincoln Center chairwoman, told the Times.

Under the plan, Lincoln Center officials would advise Chinese officials on the design and construction process, recommend content for artistic programming, suggest an economic plan for the PAC’s operations and provide staff training.

Details of the agreement between Lincoln Center and the Tianjin Innovative Finance Investment Company still need to be finalized, the paper said.

China’s PAC project is scheduled for completion in 2015.