Respect ASCII Artists Campaign - Most ASCII artists will copyright their art by adding their initials or some other identifying tag. ASCII art is shared freely, to remove the artist's tag and steal the art or claim it as your own is very disrespectful to the artist and their generousity in sharing their art.
ASCII Ribbon Campaign - Campaign against gratuitous graphics on the internet.
The ASCII Art Webring - To join sites must have ASCII art, with artists initials left in. The webring's goal is to promote ASCII Art on the web.
GraphICQs - Free ASCII art for use in ICQ messages. Selection of graphics and instructions for placing the line art in messages.
ASCII Arts Ring - Webring style collection of artists' sites featuring ASCII and HTML/ ASCII images.