The Drawing Research Network (DRN) was established in 2001 as part of the The Big Draw. The DRN is an international network of individuals and institutions who are involved in some way with improving our understanding of drawing, for example through professional practice, education or general interest. It aims to use this knowledge to raise the profile of drawing and drawing research. Some participants are based in universities and colleges of art and design with established teaching and/or research profiles in drawing. Other participants have an interest in, for example, drawing therapy, the cross-curricular role of drawing in schools or digital drawing. Some participants simply have an interest in drawings and the drawing process which might include making, thinking about and communicating with drawing. Individuals and institutions use the DRN to communicate news, to explore possibilities for cooperation in drawing research, to formulate collaborative projects and to share outputs. The DRN has two main opportunities for communication there include the DRN email discussion list (Jiscmail) and the TRACEY DRN site.