* Received an Arts Awards Waterloo Region in 2009 for his support of local culture
* Produces weekly arts video reports for the Rogers television show Daytime
* Philip's videos grace the pages of Starwalk.ca
Philip Bast is a multi-media arts journalist documenting the cultural scene in and about Waterloo Region.
Following a 26-year career with the Waterloo Region Record, the former Arts Editor morphed from print to video in 2006 and continues celebrating the artists around him.
Bast produces weekly arts video reports for theRecord.com and for the Rogers television show Daytime. He has also written feature stories for Grand magazine, Guelph Life and Most magazine.
In 2009 he was honoured by Arts Awards Waterloo Region for his continuing support of local culture.
Community service includes:
* Advisory board, Multicultural Cinema Club, Kitchener
* Board of directors, The New Quarterly literary journal, Waterloo
* Board of directors, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph
* Chair of Indie Lounge, a filmmakers forum in partnership with the Grand River Film Festival
* Video archives, Ignite Waterloo
* Founding member, Grand River Jazz Society
* Founding member, mpGO (Media Producers Group of Ontario)