The IYCP is sponsored by WDA-AP and the Chinlin Foundation (Taiwan). IYCP is held every other year in July during a three-week residency for emerging choreographers. Eight emerging choreographers are chosen through an adjudicated process: 3 from Taiwan, 3 from the Asia Pacific region, one from WDA-A and one from WDA-E. Applicants must be WDA members in good standing. The IYCP provides the WDA-A resident with $1,200 honorarium. IYCP coordinators also provide lodging and a small budget for production elements. Pre-professional dancers in Taiwan form a “company” of young artists with whom choreographers will work.