Idle question to server admins:
Is there a significant impact on hosting costs if you choose to federate?
And, how much does it cost to run an instance?
(While I know mastodon.art and other art-focused instances exist, I'd really like an art/craft focused instance aimed more at being able to connect and talk shop with other artists.
But I'm also poor, and for legal reasons I'm unsure if I could accept donations to help with costs.)