The Drawing Research Network was established in 2003 and now has over 400 members. Participants are based in universities and colleges of art and design with established teaching and/or research profiles in drawing. Some have an interest in, for example, drawing therapy, the cross-curricular role of drawing in schools or digital drawing others simply have an interest in drawings and the drawing process which might include in making, thinking about and communicating on drawing. Individuals and institutions use the Network to communicate news, to explore possibilities for cooperation in drawing research, to formulate collaborative projects and to share outputs. Membership of the Network is free.