AKO aims to maintain and promote Karen culture within the Australian multicultural community. The organisation proudly has a cultural department in each state. Young people are encouraged to learn their traditional music and dances, and to be proud of their cultural identity. Don Dance and Bamboo Dance are the most well-known Karen dances. The Karen harp is a traditional harp training from time to time. These performances in Karen cultural events and in multicultural events help celebrate multiculturalism in Australia.