In 2016 and 2017, Jessie Lloyd was the recipient of the National Library of Australia the 2017 Folk Fellowship for her work with Mission Songs Project.
The annual National Folk Fellowship is offered jointly by the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival. The National Library holds the most significant folklore and related collections in Australia. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for the recipient to discover and explore original collected material at the Library for use in their own artistic work. The outcome of this residency at the National Library will result in a performance at the 2018 National Folk Festival. Any recordings arising from the project will be acquired for the National Library’s Oral History and Folklore collection.
Fellowship outcomes were live musical performance at the 2017 National Folk Festival.