This Autumn we’ve chosen to start with a different focus.

After careful consideration and discussion, we’ve decided to close down the pilot version of Fellesverkstedet at Urtegata 11. This decision is particularly based upon a series of health and safety issues concerning our premises which are not satisfactory at the present time.

But don’t despair! We’ll now be using all the experience we’ve gained from the pilot project to upgrade the workshop, repair equipment, and plan for future so that Fellesverkstedet becomes an even better facility for you to come back to!

All commenced work and other commitments will of course be finalised, but we need to now say no to all production projects until we can open the doors again - something we think is very sad. As a result we’ll try to help as best as we can even though our equipment is not up and running. We can assist you by phone and e-mail; or if necessary organise a meeting if you need consultation and tips on how to carry out your project and achieve the best possible results.

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Photo: Margit Selsjord

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.

That's a big idea, but we mean it! The finished facility is not open yet, our pilot project at Urtegata 11 has recently been completed and planning for the permanent facility is well under way. In the mean time; If you've got an idea, if you want to make something, or if you just need some advice, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

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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 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. They've designated Urtegata 11 as a cultural centre, and given us a fantastic grant to renovate our building.

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.

dyvik design

When we met Jens, we understood straight away that he was rather unique. Jens is one of the worlds experts on Fablabs and knows an almost impossible amount about digital production. Jens is helping us to push the boundaries of what is possible when computers and machines talk to each other.


Fellesverkstedet is to one degree or another based upon Kulturwerk in Berlin but adapted towards the specific needs we have in Norway. The staff and mangement opened the doors to us and have given us invaluable information based upon their significant experience over the decades that they've been up and running.


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.


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!


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.

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


In 2012 Fellesverkstedet established a pilot project in a run down factory building in the center of Oslo, and then made available a series of workshop spaces that were open to the public. Not just a collection of equipment, these spaces were an integrated environment where professional machines, assistance, and guidance were gathered under a single roof. The project, run as a practical research laboratory, was under constant development whose objective was simple: uncover the

specific production needs of Oslo's and Norway’s creative population with a focus on shared multidisciplinary infrastructure and production.

The pilot project was closed to the public in august 2014 and we are now implementing its results. A permanent facility is under development! Here you can see some of the results from the Urtegata 11 pilot, including a selection of the more than 230 projects that were realised by our users.


Just send us an email or call us and we'll take it from there.

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