I am usually skeptical when officially joining any group, especially those that only exist in the world of the internet. Despite that I was turned on to a new website by my web developer, Jeff Cohan at Nsiteful
I couldn’t find a downside to joining, but check it out for yourself. To view content it is free and does not require joining. Supporting artists, as well as sharing one;s own art does require joining, but no necessary costs. It is similar to a site like kickstarter, but for the individual. More like a Donate button on a website but providing much more than that. The site also compiles content in an organized ways similar to that you tube channels. Check out the link below to see what you think?
One thing I really like is that encourages the sharing of great content for free and reasonable prices, instead of proprietary ownership of content to the highest bidder. The consumers get to decide what content is worth not the owners.