About {AM:PM}

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Ann McLean Project Management, {AM:PM} was established in 2015 in response to diverse demand for strategic cultural industry services. Clients request support in “making sense of grant submission requirements,” “taking the pressure off a time-poor manager,” and looking for “a safe pair of hands to complete a job.” {AM:PM} serves the interests of government, sector leaders, businesses, independent producers and artists, venues, festivals, and cultural leaders.

Ann McLean is a cultural project manager, strategist, grant writer, producer and advocate with 15 years’ hands-on experience. Her current work focuses on strategic cultural action planning for local government, sustainability planning, projects and core funding submissions, and export development.

Ann McLean. Portrait by Jacqueline Bawtree.

About Ann McLean

Driving successful arts and cultural organisations and projects, Ann McLean deftly delivers high quality results.

With managerial oversight of Brisbane Open House, Brisbane Writers Festival, BlakDance, and Ausdance Queensland, Ms McLean’s roles have included strategic enterprise developer, major event producer, advocate, and coach. Ms McLean has also held positions in Corporate Communications and Development within the university sector.

Ann McLean established {AM:PM} for the benefit of Australia’s cultural sector, to provide lasting positive change, emboldened creatives, good governance, and sound fiscal management. Ann McLean works at national sector level, in community and is equally at ease working with individual creatives, which sets her apart from other managers. Ann brings her love of the arts and culture, a life-long commitment to her own practice, and the vision to believe in the value and impact that creatives bring about.

Cultural grant writing & reviewing applications
Strategic planning & business development
Project evaluation & reporting
Policy research & delivery

See more services & a client list

Established networks
Asialink Business Leaders, University of Melbourne
Australia Council Leaders
Women in Theatre // Women in Music
University of Queensland HASS BA Advisory Board

Learn more about Ann McLean: LinkedIn.


I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands and seas where I live and work. I pay my respects to Elders, past, present, and emerging and acknowledge this land was never ceded.

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