Esther is the Director of the Association of Dutch Composers Nieuw Geneco. She is a strong defender and promotor of the artistic, economic and sociocultural interests of composers and raises awareness for Fair Pay, Fair Share and Fair Chain in art music. She is encouraging wider support and additional financial flows and contribute to greater visibility of composers working in the Netherlands. She is Chair a.i. of the Dutch Creative Coalition, member of the Fair Practice Code focus group, cofounder of the Classical Music Coalition, as well as the Jazz, world music and Contemporary Music Coalition and initiator of the Gender Balance & Diversity Working group of Nieuw Geneco.
Next to Nieuw Geneco, Esther Gottschalk is the Director of Gottschalk Cultural Advice, research and cultural consultancy for cultural institutions, festivals, collectives and funds, such as National Mondriaan Fund, Lucebert Foundation, Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Schrit_tmacher Just Dance Festival, Cultural Capital Maastricht + Euregion, new music ensemble Nieuw Amsterdams Peil.