Fellesverkstedet is a simple concept. It's about the infrastructure everyone needs to get their ideas out into the physical world. Production facilities, and assistance under the same roof, where you can make anything you want, at a price that everyone can afford.

Our pilot project at Urtegata 11 has been an invaluable source of information for how to run a permanent facility. The workshops are now closed for the public as we're preparing to move into our new factory in Seilduksgata 29, which will open in the 4th quarter of 2017.

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Fellesverkstedet is a communal effort, a working proof that by gathering together around a common goal, a group of persistent and dedicated people are capable of turning an idea into reality, no matter how utopian it might appear.

graham hayward

project leader

The tiny man with the big idea and the captain of the ship. He's got a foot in every small and every big move Fellesverkstedet makes and carries the load like a real viking.

jens dyvik

Research and Development

There's few out there who've got Jens' skill set. He's used the last 2 years visiting Fablabs around the world, teaching, pushing the limits of open source design and making things in ways people have never thought to make things before.

linn horntvedt

screen print

Linn's worked with just about everyone, from Norways biggest artists and designers to schools and universities. If you want to screen print, this is the lady.

Hans Christian Skovholt

3D Design, CNC

Hans Christian can turn his hand to pretty much anything but if it involves CAD, electronic and fabrication he's pretty much the most useful person you can meet. And...he has a fine selection of hats!

ane thon knutsen


With a Masters in book printing and a truckload of lead and steel she explores ways to print that is the new school of letterpress. She knows all the old printers and will share their secrets.

sondre bjørnebye solheim


A house cat in every true sense of the word, he is shaping Fellesverkstedet with his delicate piano playing hands. He wishes he was 5 inches tall so that he could move into his scale models.

ilker dursun


If you want to get geeky about wood, this is your man. There's not much that he can't do, whether it's cabinet making, boat building or cutting trees into two, Ilkers been there and done it!

erling knudsen

design and illustration

Erling can draw, everyone knows that, but he's been with Fellesverkstedet from the start and knows the ins and outs of everything that goes on…sometimes his beard grows a little large and can get in the way.

geir backe altern


There's not much Geir's not had his hands in. This is a man who arrives at innovative solutions when you need them. He's also pretty dandy in the kitchen.

lars cuzner

art relations

The Swedish philantrope and artist who is a social animal and only makes deals come true when everyone is the benefactor, regardless if they know it or not.


Fellesverkstedet is something new, it's a different way of working, there are other places out there that work in a similar way, but it hasn't happened before in Norway. In order that we get it right and receive the support and advice we need we are collaborating with a number of different organisations. Here's a presentation of some of those who are involved at present:

arts council norway


Our biggest financial partner and an invaluable source for advice and guidance. Kulturrådet have been incredibly supportive right from day one when we walked into the office
and layed our cards on the table.

oslo kommune


The local council have been fantastic to us. In addition to helping to finance our operational costs, they've designated our new building in Seilduksgata 29 as a cultural centre, and given us a fantastic grant to help renovate the building.

sparebankstiftelsen dnb


An important supporter of charitable initiatives, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB makes a major effort in helping cultural projects reach the public. We're honored to receive a grant, which goes directly into establishing a permanent shared workshop space
in the heart of Oslo.

unge kunstneres samfund


Right back in the beginning, when Fellesverkstedet was just a group of friends with a crazy idea, UKS believed in us and gave us a travel grant so that we could go and look at similar facilities. Without them, the chances
of us being here would have been dramatically reduced.


Here's a selection of articles that have been published about us. It's always nice when someone's got something to say! If you need any detailed information about what we do it's just a matter of sending us a mail and we'll sort things out.


Fellesverkstedet med nytt lokale

A nice little update about Seilduksgata 29 and our coming plans for 2015/16


klar over problemet

Published 24.08.15. This is response from Hallstein Bjercke (Byråd for kultur og næring) to Klassekampens article "Kulturen presses ut av Oslo". "Bjerke mener Fellesverkstedet har forstått problemet!


tenker stort bak liten port

Published 18.02.12. It's all about our plans for Urtegata 11, our ideas about production and Marianne Vitales bridge project.


Fra stengt verksted til åpen inkubator

Published 11.09.14. What's the plan for autumn/winter 2014?


oslo gjør mest

Published 04.04.14. This is response from Hallstein Bjercke (Byråd for kultur og næring) to Klassekampens article "Stor mangel på atelierer". Note the second from last paragraph!

unge kunstneres samfund


Published 03.04.14. This is not an article but a rapport. Unge Kunstneres Samfund has launched a rapport produced by Telemarksforsking. Finally facts are available that describe the current working conditions of artists in Norway.


stor mangel på atelierer

Published 03.04.14. The article's about the results from Unge Kunstneres Samfund's artist studio survey. It's not a pretty situation! Klassekampen were at Fellesverkstedet to look at some of the solutions we've already managed to put in place.

aftenposten k


This article is not directly about Fellesverkstedet, it's about Jan Christensen, but the article deals with many issues that are at the heart of Fellesverkstedets mission. The changing face of artistic production.

Credit: Hanna Stoltenberg, Aftenposten K, November 2013


åpen dør

Published 08.12.13. This is about our neighbourhood. Fellesverkstedet joined forces with the planning authorities, the mosque and salvation army. Everyone opened their doors for the day in order to attract attention to what we all do and put some focus on our little corner of Oslo.



Published 06.09.13. The article's about KHIO's Pang Start course and all that went down over the course of those two days. You can find more information in our 'Projects' section.


seks millioner til fellesverkstedet

Published in the 7th edition of 2012. The title says everything, we'd just found out that Kuturrådet (Arts Council Norway) had allocated 6 million kroner to the project!

the organisation

Fellesverkstedet is organised as a non-profit members organisation (Forening) bound by a constitution (vedtekter). You don’t need to be a member in order to use our facilities, but if you have, you can apply to be a member (free). Members can attend our yearly meeting and have the opportunity to decide how the organisation is run and choose who sits on the board.


The rules and regulations that bind Fellesverkstedet together.
As a legal document they are only available in Norwegian.

§ 1 Navn og organisering

  • 1.1 Foreningens navn er Fellesverkstedet.

  • 1.2 Fellesverkstedet ble stiftet 18. oktober 2011.
  • 1.3 Fellesverkstedet har sitt sete i Oslo, Norge.

§ 2 Formål

  • 2.1 Fellesverkstedet har som formål å utarbeide løsninger for å gi kunstnere og andre kreative mennesker tilgang til rimelige produksjonsfasiliteter i Norge.

§ 3 Fasiliteter og brukere

  • 3.1 Fellesverkstedets fasiliteter og dets tilbud er åpne for alle som vil fremføre prosjekter av kunstnerisk og annen kreativ art.

§ 4 Medlemmer og medlemskap

  • 4.1 Medlemskap i Fellesverkstedet er gratis.
  • 4.2 Medlemskap i Fellesverkstedet søkes gjennom eget skjema utarbeidet av Fellesverkstedet, vedlagt nødvendig dokumentasjon.
  • 4.3 Medlemskap kan kun gis hvis søkeren har vært en betalende bruker av Fellesverkstedets fasiliteter i løpet av de foregående 12 måneder.
  • 4.4 Søknader skal vurderes av Fellesverkstedets styre fortløpende.
  • 4.5 Utmelding av Fellesverkstedet skjer skriftlig.

§ 5 Stemmerett og Valgbarhet

  • 5.1 Alle medlemmer har stemmerett og er valgbare til tillitsverv i Fellesverkstedets organer:
  • i. Årsmøte (§6)
  • ii. Styret (§9)
  • iii. Nominasjonskomité (§10)

§ 6 Årsmøte

  • 6.1 Årsmøtet er Fellesverkstedets øverste organ. Styret innkaller medlemmene til årsmøtet med 1 måneds varsel. Medlemmer kan fremme forslag til saker som ønskes behandlet på årsmøtet. Forslag til saker må være styret i hende senest 14 dager før årsmøtet skal finne sted. Fullstendig saksliste må være tilgjengelig for medlemmene senest 1 uke før årsmøtet finner sted.
  • 6.2 Årsmøtet kan bare behandle saker som står på sakslisten.

  • 6.3 Alle medlemmer har adgang til årsmøtet. Årsmøtet kan invitere andre personer og/eller media til å være til stede.
  • 6.4 Årsmøtet er beslutningsdyktig når den er lovlig innkalt. Hvert medlem har en stemme. Stemmegivning kan ikke skje ved bruk av fullmakt.

§ 7 Årsmøtets oppgaver

  • 7.1 Årsmøtet skal:
  • i. Behandle Fellesverkstedets årsmelding
  • ii. Behandle Fellesverkstedets regnskap

  • iii. Behandle innkomne saker som fremgår av sakslisten
  • iv. Vedta Fellesverkstedets budsjett
vi. Velge: 
a) Leder og nestleder b) Styremedlemmer c) Nominasjonskomité

§ 8 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte

  • 8.1 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte holdes når styret finner det nødvendig, eller minst en tredjedel av de medlemmene krever det.
  • 8.2 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte innkalles med 14 dagers varsel.

  • 8.3 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte kan kun behandle og ta avgjørelse i de sakene som er kunngjort i innkallingen.

§ 9 Styret

  • 9.1 Fellesverkstedet ledes av et styre på 1 styreleder, 1 nesteleder og minst 2 styremedlemmer.
  • 9.2 2 styreplasser må tildeles Fellesverkstedets medlemmer, 1 plass må tildeles en respresentant fra en fagorganisasjon, 1 plass kan tildeles fritt.
  • 9.3 Styreverv varer i 1 år. Den enkelte fagorganisasjon kan kun ha 1 styreverv hvert 3. år.

  • 9.4 Styret skal:
  • i. Iverksette vedtak fattet på årsmøtet

  • ii. Kontrollere og ha overordnet ansvar for forvaltning, drift og økonomi i Fellesverkstedet
  • 9.5 Styret skal holde møte når lederen finner det nødvendig eller et flertall av styrets medlemmer krever det.

  • 9.6 Styret er beslutningsdyktig når et flertall av styrets medlemmer er til stede. Vedtak fattes med flertall. Ved stemmelikhet teller styrelederens stemme dobbelt.

§ 10 Nominasjonskomité

  • 10.1 En nominasjonskomité på 2 medlemmer velges på hvert årsmøte.

  • 10.2 Nominasjonskomiteen skal nominere kandidater til Fellesverkstedets styreverv.

§ 11 Signaturrett/prokura

  • 11.1 Styrets leder tegner for Fellesverkstedet.
  • 11.2 Styret kan meddele prokura.

§ 12 Vedtektsendring

  • 12.1 Vedtektsendring krever 2/3 flertall på årsmøtet eller ekstraordinært årsmøte.

§ 13 Oppløsning

  • 13.1 Oppløsning av Fellesverkstedet kan bare behandles på ordinært årsmøte. Blir oppløsning vedtatt med minst 2/3 flertall, innkalles det til ekstraordinært årsmøte 3 måneder senere.

  • 13.2 Møtet tar stilling til hvordan Fellesverkstedets eiendeler skal anvendes videre i, fortrinnsvis i overensstemmelse med Fellesverkstedets formål, jfr. § 2.
  • 13.3 Sammenslåing med andre foreninger anses ikke som oppløsning av Fellesverkstedet. Vedtak om sammenslåing og nødvendige vedtektsendringer i tilknytning til dette treffes i samsvar med bestemmelsene om vedtektsendring, jfr. § 11.

  • Vedtektene er vedtatt på stiftelsesmøte i 2011. De er senere revidert i 2012, 2014


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At Fellesverkstedet we have an active research and development program run by our staff, partners and friends.

Click on the pages below to access information about each project. You'll also find links to our GitHub open source repositories where you can follow each projects development, download files and partake in future development.

These projects are distributed under a Creative Commons license that allow them to be shared, and adapted by anyone for any purpose.

Hat Systems

Hat Systems is a general purpose storage system for workshop storage of tools and inventory.

The storage system is designed to be produced on a CNC milling machine (eg. ShopBot) with these basic principles in mind; modular, low-cost, heavy-duty/durable and spacious. The module sizes are designed to fit onto EUR-palett, with a footprint size of 120x80 centimeter. This allows them to be moved around easily in an production or workshop environment, or even transported between locations.

Hat Systems was originally developed for use in-house at Fellesverkstedet, now also in use at Bitraf, and open for reproduction across the world.

Here's a link to the repository where you can download files and partake in the projects development

First production run at Fellesverkstedet - Urtegata 11

Fabricatable Machines

We aim to make it as easy as possible for anyone to build the machines of their dreams. We have a lot of equipment here at Fellesverkstedet, but there's a limit to how many people we can help everyday. By helping anyone make their own machines we can greatly improve production capacity in our city.

A fabricatable machine is a computer-controlled fabrication machine that can be made using a standard set of existing computer-controlled machines; with minimal use of speciality parts, processes or skills. The type of machines include CNC-milling, lasercutters, and 3d-printers.

You can find all of the source files and current developments in the GitHub repository. We hope you would like to contribute to the development.