Dhonuk is an online ecosystem for art lovers, art enthusiasts and artists with an in-built online social network.
It provides an online space for creativity in the arts, and a platform to connect the artist and the artsumer (art consumer - organizational or individual)! Letting artists share, showcase, interact, learn, and collaborate. Acting as a repository for fresh, interesting art content and as an energetic ecosystem - it can be consumed for free. Customized or premium content is paid for! We facilitate this monetization of the content.
Visual, literary, musical and all other forms of arts are welcome.
A business case study on Dhonuk titled 'www.dhonuk.com – Marketing Art in an Emerging Market' written by Prof S Ramesh Kumar, Marketing area, IIM Bangalore and Shamit Bagchi was published by the Richard Ivey School of Business , Western Ontario, Canada (known worldwide for its business case studies) in its case collection.
Primarily it started with this need for artists to showcase their works of art. Another angle was an eclectic course on creativity in arts by Prof Shekar Balasubramaniam at IIM Bangalore that inspired the founders.
We are a distributed team and that in itself is a unique endeavor we are trying to experiment with - an open, social and distributed team without geographical boundaries and brought together by this passion and commitment to arts.
Currently in a proprietorship mode - it originally consisted of a set of IIM Bangalore students who continue to be part time members of the team. Advisory roles are played by IIM Bangalore students.
Fresh baked and extremely creative content! Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you like something or want to buy something from us. Dhonuk is based out of Yelahanka (close to the Bangalore International Airport) Bangalore, India.
The works on Dhonuk are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 India License.
We plan to make this a hub of activity - a first of its kind involving an online social network of artists in India and generate collaborative content and be able to sell the content with copyrights to those who may want to buy it. It is evolving and catering to newer needs and ideas from members themselves who are upbeat and often come up with communities.