Arka [«Арка»; Ark]. A monthly journal of literature, art, and literary criticism published in Munich from July 1947 to February 1948 by the publishers of Ukraïns’ka trybuna in co-operation with the publications committee of the artistic-literary organization MUR. Eight issues of the journal appeared. In 1947 Arka’s editorial board consisted of the following: Viktor Petrov, Yurii Kosach, Bohdan Nyzhankivsky, Zenon Tarnavsky, and George Yurii Shevelov (Sherekh), with Jacques Hnizdovsky as artistic designer. In 1948 Shevelov became editor in chief. Arka maintained a high level of artistic and theoretical quality, informing the Ukrainian reader about Western creative trends.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]