Tax Deduction Information (for USA residents) -- keep your receipts and write it off!
http://www.freelancetaxation.com/deductions-artists
http://www.artstaxinfo.com/artists.shtml

 

Freelance retirement / savings info
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/07/21/freelancers-heres-how-to-save-pay-down-debt-retire-and-splurge/#48d6cb83347f

 

To MFA or not to MFA -- Lists of funded MFA visual arts programs
http://forum.thegradcafe.com/topic/31319-mfa-programs-in-the-usa-with-excellent-funding-as-of-2012/?page=1 -- A circa 2012 thread from GradCafe that is an excellent resource on MFA w/ good funding
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qWCmafgtAJ7376ojOBZhznks0vhn_gjdDiRhCIgzRww/edit#gid=0  -- A google doc spreadsheet with schools broken down regionally and by funding (author unknown)
http://dontpayforgradschool.weebly.com/unfunded-mfa-studio-art.html  -- List of both overpriced (in opnion or author) grad programs to avoid as well as list of ones with funding to look at
https://sm-artly.com/free-mfa/ -- List of free or low-cost grad programs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/artinfo/back-to-school-guide-the-_b_1821927.html  -- A circa 2012 list of 10 MFA programs that "give most bang for buck" (some are still very pricey)
http://www.notthatkindofgirl.net/2011/03/23/ten-learned-applying-mfa-programs-applying-mfa-programs-part-2/  -- for writing MFA programs, but applicable advice on things learned applying to grad programs

 

Reputable Residency Programs & Residency databases / networks
http://residencyunlimited.org/opportunities/ -- A list of global residencies listed by countries with upcomming deadlines
http://www.resartis.org/en/residencies/list_of_residencies/ -- Searchable guide & database of global residency programs
http://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/directory -- Searchable guide & database of residency programs all over
http://www.transartists.org/map -- A searchable guide & database of residency programs around the world. Really awesome resource
https://ratemyartistresidency.com/ -- Searchable guide & database of residency programs all over. Also with thorough reviews from past residents!
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/229754018464562356/   -- someone's Pinterest board with links to many Residencies
https://www.artslant.com/par/articles/list?article_subtype=grants&listtype=jobs -- Chronological list of residency programs from around the world
Lists of top residency programs:
http://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/art_market/top_artist_residencies-52140  -- List of top artist residencies
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/779722/a-guide-to-20-adventurous-offbeat-or-otherwise-outrageous  -- Guide to 20 'offbeat' residency programs
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/763138/a-guide-to-20-top-artist-residencies-and-retreats-across-the  -- Guide to 20 top residency programs
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-11-of-the-world-s-most-unusual-artist-residencies  -- List of 11 of the world's most unusual artist residencies
http://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/lists/show-me-the-money-10-paid-residencies-around-the-world-for-savvy-starving-artists-54002 -- List of 10 paid / funded residencies around the world

 

Grants / Funding for the Arts
http://www.complex.com/style/2013/08/young-artist-grant-residency-fellowship/  -- List of organizations / networks out there for artist grants. Good starting point if you're looking for funding for a project
http://www.artistinckc.com/artist-essentials/plan/find-grants-loans-and-residencies  -- Great resource with listings for organizations / networks to find grants, funding, as well as residency programs
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/800187/20-top-artist-grants-and-fellowships-you-might-actually-be -- Circa 2012 list of top 20 artist grants / fellowships "...you might actually be able to get." 

 

Call for Entries Sites / Databases -- Apply, apply, apply!
https://www.callforentry.org/  -- Can do filtered searches for listing w/o an application fee
http://artdeadline.com/  -- International calls. Most are $35 fee for 3 images
http://theartguide.com/calls-for-artists  -- Chronological list of calls in US
http://www.entrythingy.com/forartists_calls  -- Chronological list of calls in US
http://visitcenter.org/call-for-entries/  -- Center of Santa Fe International Calls for entry for photo-based work
https://www.artslant.com/par/articles/list?article_subtype=announcements&listtype=jobs -- Chronological list of calls (mostly in US)